Nase History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Most instances of the Nase surname are derived ultimately from the place named Naso in Messina province. In Sicily, however it is also thought that the name could have come from the Latin word "naso" meaning "nose," evolving from a nickname for someone with a remarkable nose.

Early Origins of the Nase family

The surname Nase was first found in Florence (Italian: Firenze), originally the capital of Tuscany, then capital of the kingdom of Italy. On the River Arno there are numerous Florentine Churches, Museums, Galleries. It dates back to 313 A.D. The history is complex and turbulent. The de' Medici family are the notables. They were expelled in 1494 but they returned in 1512, out in 1527 and then returned. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry. However, Baron Giovanni di Naso moved south to Messina in 1365 and held the Castle of S.Stefano di Briga under Frederico III of Sicily.

Early History of the Nase family

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Nase Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Naso, Nasi, Nassi, Nasso, Naseau, Nassini, Nasari and others.

Early Notables of the Nase family (pre 1700)

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United States 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]

Canada 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 on Facebook
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