The name Neese is of patronymic origin deriving from the Gaelic name MacNeis. The name Neese means son of or descendent of Naos which is a diminutive form of Angus which is the name of an ancient Celtic God.. The name Neese is found in Scotland and Ireland. In Scotland the name Neese is first recorded in Perthshire where the family held ancestral lands. In Ireland the name is predominantly found in the Northern province of Ulster where it was brought by Scottish settlers in the 1600's.