Hello. My name is Jason Neil. I am also researching my family tree. I know we are originally from Ireland and when we got here we dropped the O' from our O'Neill name. I also heard that we started spelling it different. Some did Neil, Neill, and Neal. I am a Neil. I am from Birmingham, AL. And the Neils that I know in Birmingham are myself, the only male child of my generation with the Neil name. My dad Jeff Neil has 2 brother, Patrick and Carey who both have daughters, and a sister named Christy. My grandfather who is still alive is Jerry Neil.Jerry's father name I believe was Peter. Thats as far back as I have on the Neil name.