The surname Neylon was derived from the Gaelic "O Niallain," which means "descendant of Niall."
in the province of Munster.
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Before widespread literacy came to Ireland
, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations
were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Neylon family name. Variations found include O'Neilan, O'Neylan, Neilan, Neylan, O'Nelan and others.
Thousands of Irish families
left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Neylon:
Neylon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Etta Neylon, aged 31, who arrived in America from Clare, in 1905
- John Neylon, aged 30, who arrived in America from Ennis, Ireland, in 1907
- Martin Neylon, aged 23, who arrived in America from Ennis, Ireland, in 1907
- Delia Neylon, aged 19, who arrived in America from Caherfinick, Ireland, in 1909
- Minnie Neylon, aged 18, who arrived in America from Lisconnor, Ireland, in 1909
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Neylon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Mary Neylon, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 18th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1854.shtml