Show ContentsNeylon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Neylon was derived from the Gaelic "O Niallain," which means "descendant of Niall."

Early Origins of the Neylon family

The surname Neylon was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster.

Early History of the Neylon family

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Neylon Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Neylon family

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United States Neylon migration to the United States +

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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Australia Neylon migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Neylon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mary Neylon, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard" 1

Contemporary Notables of the name Neylon (post 1700) +

  • Adam Neylon (b. 1984), American politician and business owner, Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly (2013-)
  • Martin John Neylon, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois 3rd District, 1938 2
  • Francis G. Neylon (1921-1983), Irish flute player of Irish traditional music
  • David Cameron Neylon, Australian advocate for open access and the Advocacy Director at the Public Library of Science
  • John Neylon Molony (b. 1927), Australian historian, academic and author, Emeritus Professor of History at the Australian National University (ANU)

  1. South Australian Register Monday 18th December 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1854. Retrieved
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from on Facebook