Show ContentsNeesam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dutch Neesam 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."

Early Origins of the Neesam family

The surname Neesam 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 Neesam family

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Neesam Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Neesam family

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Australia Neesam migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Neesam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Charles Neesam, (b. 1821), aged 15 who was convicted in London, England for 7 years for larceny, transported aboard the "Bengal Merchant" on 4th August 1836, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 1

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 7th October 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook