Meaning and Origin of: Neville

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : From the new farmland

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • 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, OH.