Nase History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Nase family

The surname Nase was 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.

Early History of the Nase family

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Nase Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Nase family (pre 1700)

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Nase migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nase Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Nase, who settled in Virginia in 1648
  • Thomas Nase, who landed in Virginia in 1648 [1]
Nase Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andr Nase, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802 [1]

Nase migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nase Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Ensign. Henry Nase U.E. (b. 1752) born in New York, USA who settled in Westfield, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Kings American Regiment, he died in 1836 [2]
  • Mr. Henry Nase U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nase (post 1700)

  • John H. Nase, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904
  • Adam Nase, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for the 3rd Illinois District, 1879


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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