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

The Nesser name is habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ness, Nes, Nesser, Nesse, Nessen, Nessel, Nest, Nesh, Neste, Netz, Nas, Nass, Nos, Noss and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name 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. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname 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 Nesser research. Another 293 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1655, 1771, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Nesser History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Nase, who came to Virginia in 1648; Johan Michael Naser, who settled in England in 1709; Balt. Neff, who arrived in America in 1709; John Michael Naser, who settled in America sometime between 1709 and 1710.

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  2. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
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  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
  10. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
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The Nesser Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nesser 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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