Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a patronymic name created from the given name "Nell," or for the Irish, "Niall." The name is also listed as a baptismal name "the son of Eleanor" from the nickname "Nell."
Early Origins of the Neleson family
Lancashire (located in northwest England and dates back to 1180), where records show many instances of the name in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 where Adam Nel was listed. Most are from Lancashire, but there is another from Cambridge: John filius Nel. William Neleson was listed in the Rolls of Parliament.
Early History of the Neleson family
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Neleson Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Neleson family name include Nelson, Nellson, Nelsan, Nelston, Neleson and others.
Early Notables of the Neleson family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Neleson family to Ireland
Some of the Neleson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Neleson family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Neleson surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Francis Nelson, who arrived in Virginia in 1606, 14 years before the "Mayflower"; George Nelson, who came to Virginia in 1623; Ambrose Nelson, who arrived in Maryland in 1666.
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