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Nice Surname History



The saga of the Nice family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in any of a number of places called Ness, in Scotland and England. In this case, the surname Nice comes from the Old English word, ness, which means headland. Thus, the surname Nice means someone "from the headland." However, some references claim the name came from the Gaelic personal name Ness.


Early Origins of the Nice family


The surname Nice was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Nice family


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Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1093, 1153, 1160, 1180, and 1260 are included under the topic Early Nice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nice Spelling Variations


Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Nice has been written Ness, Nesse, Nessan, Neeson and others.

Early Notables of the Nice family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nice family to Ireland


Some of the Nice family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nice family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Nice:

Nice Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Barbara Nice, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Barbara Nice, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Jacob Wilhelm Nice, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Mathias Nice, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Dewald Nice, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Nice, aged 36, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Piotr Nice, aged 16, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Nice Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter F. Nice, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Harry Nice, aged 44, who settled in America from London, in 1906
  • John Nice, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Leonidas Nice, aged 57, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Anna L. Nice, aged 42, who landed in America, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nice Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • A J Nice, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Harry Nice, aged 30, who settled in Montreal, Canada, in 1909

Contemporary Notables of the name Nice (post 1700)


  • Margaret Morse Nice (1883-1974), American ornithologist and author of Studies in the Life History of the Song Sparrow (1937)
  • Harry Whinna Nice (1877-1941), American politician, 50th Governor of Maryland (1935 to 1939)
  • J. O. Van Nice, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1936 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Mary Louise Nice (b. 1911), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1940, 1944 (alternate), 1956; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 42nd District, 1948, 1950 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John J. Nice, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Indianapolis, Indiana, 1962 (acting, 1962) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry Whinna III Nice (b. 1935), American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Baltimore city 3rd District, 1967-70 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry Whinna Nice (1877-1941), American Republican politician, Governor of Maryland, 1935-39; Defeated, 1919, 1938; Candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President, 1936; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Maryland, 1940 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank M. Nice, American Democrat politician, Burgess of Hamburg, Pennsylvania, 1906-09 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Deirdre Nice, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maine, 1996 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Deeley K. Nice (1910-1956), American Republican politician, Candidate for Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, 1947; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1948, 1952; judge, Baltimore City Supreme Bench, 1954-56 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Nice family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Reginald Bertie S.  Nice, English Barber from Fleetwood, Lancashire, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

See Also



Citations


  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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