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Nilane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English, Irish

There are several places named Newland in Britain. It is unclear whether the Nilane surname was derived from a place name, or whether it was taken on by someone lived on some land only recently cultivated.

Early Origins of the Nilane family

The surname Nilane was first found in Devon where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Nilane family

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Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1469, 1597, 1688, 1640 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Nilane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nilane Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Nilane has appeared include Newland, Newling, Newley, Nieland, Newlan and others.

Early Notables of the Nilane family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: Robert Newlyn (1597-1688), an English clergyman and academic, President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford from 1640 to 1648; and Roger Newland of Newlands in Southampton who having failed...
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Migration of the Nilane family to Ireland

Some of the Nilane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nilane family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Nilane arrived in North America very early: Rebecca Newland who came to Virginia in 1639; Mary Newland who came to Virginina in 1646; Richard Newland who came to Virginina in 1653; John Newland, who settled in Maryland in 1719.

The Nilane Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Le Nom, les armes, la loyauté
Motto Translation: The Name, the arms, the loyalty.

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