Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Neville m. English Neville, originally a locative byname usually deriving from any of various places called Néville or Neuville in France.

There is a pattern of surnames being used as given names in England in the second half of the 16th century.

England
Early Modern English
1590 Nevill BUmar-vol9 p. 8
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Neville". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Neville.