Neff History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Neff family

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.

Important Dates for the Neff family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neff research. Another 106 words (8 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Neff family (pre 1700)

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Neff migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Fred'ch Neff, aged 34, who landed in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Barbara Ebin Neff, who settled in Pennsylvania sometime between 1710 and 1799
  • Johan Neff, aged 8, who landed in New York in 1710 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Katharina Neff, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Peter Neff, aged 28, who landed in America in 1853 [1]
  • Gg Neff, aged 27, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Joh Wimar Neff, aged 17, who landed in America in 1883 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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.)

Historic Events for the Neff family

Bismarck
  • Josef Neff (1921-1941), German Matrose II who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

Citations

  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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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