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The surname McNeill originates from Scotland and Northern Ireland. McNeill or MacNeill means "son of Neil" in English. The Irish sept of the McNeills are thought to have been related to the Scottish Gaels who settled in Northern Ireland before the Ulster Plantation.

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Thomas McNeill, son of Robert MacNeil and Mary Katherine (MacKinnon) MacNeil of Barra. Thomas was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland around 1724. Robert had left Barra around 1720. Thomas married Ann Tolbert and they emigrated to North Carolina/Virginia around 1750."


My granddad's name is Harry McNeill, passed in 1987 or so... wife's name was Bridie McNeill (Feagan) he was from Cork, her from Liverpool.

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I am of eleven children and our last name is McNeill. I am sure we have a strong connection to the Ireland tribe and would love to find that out forsure.


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