Neilson - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

AuthorPadraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
Date1923
SourceSome Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
Section

Neilson—This name is the anglicised form of McNeill. It is found in Scotland, Ulster and the Isle of Man. Within latter times it has been changed to Nelson, a name of the same origin. In passing, I may mention that McNeill has also been rendered M'Neillage and McNeillaige; the Gaelic form of which is Mac Neill-Og, meaning "Young McNeill." See Nelson.

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