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Miss Neel: a 19th century portrait


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Neel family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Neel, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origin of Surname

The name is derived from a personal name, Neel being the French form of Nigel.

Early records

It first appears in the Assize Roll of 1309 and Adryen, Jean, Johan and Johan, son of Guillaume appear in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550

Payne's Armorial of Jersey

Amongst the chiefs who shared with William of Normandy the glorious fruits of the victory of Hastings, were more than one of the name of Nigel or Neel. Neel de St Sauveur, Viscount of Cotentin, was one of the powerful Norman barons who revolted against William the Conqueror, and who, in addition to his large possessions in continental Normandy, held a moiety of the island of Guernsey, in beneficio, with the patronage of six of the parish churches of that island.

From the earliest historic period the name is found in Jersey. The Extente of 1331 contains record of the names of Richard Neel, a landowner in the Parish of St Martin, and of Peter Neel, who was Seigneur of the fief of Neaux, now known as les Niemes or Galenes, in Grouville, in which parish he held, besides, a bouvée of land. Another Peter Neel was, at the same period, one of the jurymen who assessed the King's dues in the Parish of St Clement.


Several members of the family of Neel were in the church. Sire Geoffroy and Sire John Neel were Roman Catholic priests who flourished in Jersey in the middle of the 16th century. The most eminent of these ecclesiastics, however, was Sire John Neel, a graduate of the University of Paris, and subsequently Dean of Prince Arthur's Chapel, who is entitled to the everlasting gratitude of his countrymen as the founder of the two Grammar Schools of St Magloire (Manelier) and St Anastasius, in the Parishes of St Saviour and St Peter.

This very ancient house is now represented in Jersey by Jurat Elias Neel and in a younger branch by Elias Andrews Neel.

Variants

  • Neal
  • Neale
  • Neil
  • Neel, 1299
  • Nel 1309
  • Neaux
  • Neaulx, 1363
  • Neaus, 1309
  • Nelle
  • Née, this spelling is found in some church records, but is probably an error

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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