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Multiple Origins for the Surname Neff


German


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

Neff Early Origins



The surname Neff 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.

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Neff Spelling Variations


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Neff 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.

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Neff Early History


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Neff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neff research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1655, 1771, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Neff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Neff Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Neff Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Balt. Neff, who arrived in America in 1709
  • Frantz Neff, who landed in New York in 1709-1710
  • Fred'ch Neff, aged 34, landed in New York in 1710
  • Barbara Ebin Neff, who settled in Pennsylvania sometime between 1710 and 1799
  • Johan Neff, aged 8, landed in New York in 1710
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Neff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Johannes Neff, who arrived in America in 1840
  • Katharina Neff, who landed in America in 1843
  • Peter Neff, aged 28, landed in America in 1853
  • Gg Neff, aged 27, landed in America in 1854
  • Joh Wimar Neff, aged 17, landed in America in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neff (post 1700)



  • Pat Morris Neff (1871-1952), American politician from Texas, Governor of Texas 1921–25
  • Marcus Neff (1826-1896), American settler in Oregon, respondent in the U.S. Supreme Court case of Pennoyer v. Neff
  • Jay H. Neff (1854-1915), American newspaper publisher, Mayor of Kansas City 1904–05
  • Jacob H. Neff (1830-1909), American politician, Lieutenant Governor of California 1899–1903
  • Garrett Neff (b. 1984), American fashion model
  • Wallace Neff (1895-1982), American architect
  • Tom Neff (b. 1953), American film executive, director, and producer
  • John Neff, American investment manager
  • Donald Neff, American journalist
  • Charles D. Neff (1922-1991), American Mormon missionary and humanitarian
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Neff


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Suggested Readings for the name Neff



  • The Neff-Naf Family by Alfred Neff.
  • Our Neff Heritage by Barbara Neff English.

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Neff Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    11. ...

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