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

The Dutch Neason surname was originally a habitational name, taken on from any of various places in Friesland called Nes, or similar names. These place names come from the word "nes," which meant a "spit of land."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Ness, Nes, Neser, 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 Neason research. Another 211 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1655, 1771, 1841, 1626, 1693 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Neason History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neason 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: Cornelis Hendrickse VanNess, who arrived in New York in 1641; Pieter VanNess, who arrived in New York in 1647; Peter Pietersen Van Nes, who came to New Netherland in 1663.

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The Neason Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neason 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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