First name origin & meaning:
French: From the new farmland
First name variations: Nevil, Nevile, Newland, Nev, Nevelson
Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from
Neuville in Calvados or Néville in Seine-Maritime, both so called
from Old French neu(f) ‘new’ (Latin novus) +
ville ‘settlement’ (see Villa).
- Irish (Munster): assimilation of the Gaelic name Ó Niadh (see Nee) and
sometimes of Ó Cnaimhín (see Nevin).
- George Neville came to VA in or about 1700 and settled on the
headwaters of the Occoquan River, acquiring a large estate. His
descendants, bearing the surnames Neville and Craig, were of
considerable importance in Pittsburgh, PA, and Cincinnati,
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