Nass History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Nass family

The surname Nass 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 Nass family

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Nass 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 Nass family (pre 1700)

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United States Nass migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nass Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Nass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • Matheas Nass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • Philip Jacob Nass, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Peter Nass, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Nass Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Salome Nass went to Baltimore in 1832 at the age of 46
  • Christliebe Nass, aged 60, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Dorothea Sophie Nass, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Dorothea C Nass, aged 48, who landed in America in 1845 [1]
  • Peter Nass went to Pennsylvania in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Nass Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Gustav Nass, who landed in Alabama in 1928 [1]

Canada Nass migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nass Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Christoff Nass, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757

Contemporary Notables of the name Nass (post 1700) +

  • Jacob Nass, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 4th District, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1942 [2]
  • Connie Kay Nass, American Republican politician, Indiana State Auditor, 1998-2006 [2]
  • Carl W. Nass, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 15th District, 1920 [2]


  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, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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