Nemeth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Nemeth comes from the Russian word "Nemchin," which means German; the same word in Old Slavic was used to denote any foreigner. The name was likely first born in Russia by an immigrant from Germany. Nemchinov, or any variants of this name ending in "ov/ev" were patronymic surnames created by adding the suffix to the personal name.

Early Origins of the Nemeth family

The surname Nemeth was first found in Russia, where the name originated in early times.

Early History of the Nemeth family

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Nemeth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nemtsov, Numchuck, Niemec, Nemeth, Nimchuck, Nemec, Nemecek, Nemeth, Niemetz, Nimitz, Nemchin, Nemchinov, Nemcev and many more.

Early Notables of the Nemeth family (pre 1700)

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Nemeth Ranking

In the United States, the name Nemeth is the 4,771st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Nemeth migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nemeth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mattia Nemeth, aged 35, originally from Hudisa, Serbs Croats & Slov, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Trieste, Italy [2]
  • Maria Nemeth, aged 32, originally from Hudisa, Serbs Croats & Slov, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Trieste, Italy [3]
  • Imre Nemeth, aged 9, originally from Seslice, Cz. Slov., who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Nieuw Amsterdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nemeth (post 1700) +

  • Abraham Nemeth (1918-2013), American mathematician and inventor, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Detroit Mercy
  • Nick Nemeth (b. 1980), American professional wrestler
  • Marilyn Nemeth, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 1996 [5]
  • John L. Nemeth, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arizona 7th District, 2002 [5]
  • Grace Nemeth (1926-2001), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984 [5]
  • Charles J. Nemeth, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 31st District, 1974; Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 16th District, 1976 [5]
  • Miklós Németh (b. 1946), Hungarian Olympic champion and former World Record holder in the javelin throw
  • László Németh (1901-1975), Hungarian writer, dramatist, and essayist
  • János Németh (1906-1988), Hungarian Olympic water polo player
  • Virag Nemeth (b. 1985), Hungarian professional tennis player




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