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The Nelmes name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived as dwellers by the elms. The name means at the elms from the residence beside a clump of elm-trees.

Nelmes Early Origins



The surname Nelmes was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Nelmes Spelling Variations


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Nelmes Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Nelmes has undergone many spelling variations, including Elms, Elmes and others.

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Nelmes Early History


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Nelmes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nelmes research. Another 352 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1316, 1317, 1339, 1356, 1646, and 1705 are included under the topic Early Nelmes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nelmes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nelmes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nelmes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Nelmes were among those contributors:

Nelmes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Nelmes, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Richard Nelmes, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Thomas Nelmes, who landed in Virginia in 1664-1665

Nelmes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A. E. Nelmes, aged 24, who landed in America from London, in 1892

Nelmes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Edward Nelmes, aged 7, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1904
  • George Nelmes, aged 59, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1904
  • Cyril Nelmes, aged 11, who settled in America from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1910
  • Eustace M. Nelmes, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States from Hamilton, Bermuda, in 1916
  • Edwin Nelmes, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Sydney, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nelmes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Nelmes, English convict from Oxford, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nelmes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nelmes (post 1700)



  • Alan Victor Nelmes (b. 1948), English retired footballer who played from 1967 to 1978 who made over 300 appearances for Brentford
  • Nuatali Nelmes, Australian politician, Labor Lord Mayor of Newcastle (2014-)

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Nelmes Historic Events


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Nelmes Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Thomas Nelmes, British Signalman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking, was listed as missing and presumed killed during the evacuation of Singapore 1942

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

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