When Arvilla McNeil was born on 22 June 1854, in Lawton, Antwerp Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, her father, Minard McNeil, was 30 and her mother, Alvira Beebe, was 28. She married Hiram S. Wood on 5 July 1872, in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Eureka Township, Furnas, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Beaver City, Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1910. She died in 1911, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 57.
Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Néill, a patronymic from the personal name Niall (genitive Néill), see Neil and also Neilson, which was sometimes substituted for McNeil in Lowland Scotland.
History: The Scottish Clan McNeil claims descent from the early Irish king Niall of the Nine Hostages (see O'Neill ), and the name is associated in particular with the island of Barra in the Hebrides, having been brought there from Ireland in 1049. Some members of this clan later migrated to Antrim and Derry in Ireland. A different Scottish Clan MacNeill (spelled with two l's) has a traditional ancestral home on the island of Gigha.
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