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This name is usually matronymic in origin, derived from the first name of the mother of the original bearer. In this case, the surname Neisen stems from Nesensohn, which means the "son of Agnes." Agnes, from the Latin "agnus" for lamb, was a women's name which owed much of its popularity to the 4th century Roman martyr Agnes, the patron saint of virgins. The surname Neisen may also stem from the Middle High German word "Neser," referring to a "back-pack," and thus, may sometimes have originated in a nickname. In the Middle Ages, the surname became popular as Nese and Nethe. In the Lower Rhineland, the suffix "-ke" is often added to the name.

Neisen Early Origins



The surname Neisen was first found in Southwestern Germany. A councilman from Kassel was recorded in 1350 as Johan Agnetis, in 1370 as Henne vern Agnesen, in 1371 as Johan Virin Angnesen, and in 1373 as Johan ver Angenesen. His son, Johan Agnesin was a citizen of Kassel in 1424. H. Agneter was recorded Mähren in 1382, and Heinrich Nesensohn, a minister from Hasenweiler in Ravensburg, in 1387. Benz and Heinrich die Agneser from Wellendingen in Rottweil were recorded in 1403. Records show Nesen Hans von Waltersweier in Offenburg in 1423, and Johan Agnese, a revenue writer, in Felsberg in Hesse in 1476. Ludwig Nesen from Bisingen in Hechingen was recorded in 1470, Peter Neser, a holy nurse from Stuehlingen in Waldshut, in 1472, and Johann Nesser, a procurator consistorii from Ensisheimensis, in 1570.

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Neisen Spelling Variations


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Neisen Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nesen, Neesen, Neese, Nehse, Nesemann, Nesensohn, Neser, Neeser, Neseke, Neske, Nesgen, Agnesen and many more.

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Neisen Early History


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Neisen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Neisen research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neisen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Neisen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Neisen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Neisen 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:

Neisen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Barthel Neisen, who arrived in Illinois in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Neisen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Neisen (post 1700)



  • Taylor Neisen, American model and beauty pageant winner, Miss South Dakota USA 2012

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Neisen Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
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    The Neisen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Neisen 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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