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The chronicles of the Nes family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts. The ancestors of the Nes family lived in any of a number of places called Ness, in Scotland and England. In this case, the surname Nes comes from the Old English word, ness, which means headland. Thus, the surname Nes means someone "from the headland." However, some references claim the name came from the Gaelic personal name Ness.

Nes Early Origins



The surname Nes was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Nes Spelling Variations


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Nes Spelling Variations



When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations every time they were written. Nes has been written Ness, Nesse, Nessan, Neeson and others.

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Nes Early History


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Nes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nes research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1093, 1153, 1160, 1180, and 1260 are included under the topic Early Nes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nes Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nes In Ireland


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Nes In Ireland



Some of the Nes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Nes:

Nes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Israel Nes, who arrived in America in 1620

Nes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Nes, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nes (post 1700)



  • Henry Nes (1799-1850), American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 15th District, 1843-45, 1847-50; Died in office 1850
  • Mary F. Van Nes, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Yonkers, New York, 1961

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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    The Nes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nes 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 10:51.

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