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Where did the German Nellessen family come from? What is the German Nellessen family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nellessen family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nellessen family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Nelle, Nellen, Nell, Neille, Nelli, Nellenburg, Nellen, Nellessen, Nellie, Nelly, Nellenberg, Nellberg and many more.

First found in Austria, where the name Nelle became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nellessen research. Another 237 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1709, 1717, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Nellessen History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Nellessen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nellessen Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Egidius Nellessen, who settled in Wisconsin in 1847

Nellessen Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Mathias Nellessen, aged 45, who settled in America from Krefeld, Germany, in 1909

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  9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  10. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
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The Nellessen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nellessen Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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