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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 Nesen 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 Nesen 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.

Nesen Early Origins



The surname Nesen 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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Nesen Spelling Variations


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Nesen 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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Nesen Early History


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Nesen Early History



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

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Nesen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nesen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nesen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nesen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charlie Nesen was naturalized in Texas between 1850 and 1906
  • Charlie Nesen, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Nicholas Nesen landed in Indiana in 1856
  • Gertrud, Therese, and Dina Nesen in 1869

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nesen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nesen (post 1700)



  • Robert Dean Nesen (1918-2005), American car dealer, United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as United States Ambassador to Australia from 1981 to 1985
  • Robert Dean Nesen (1918-2005), American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1968; Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1980; U.S. Ambassador to Australia, 1981-85; Nauru, 1981-85

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Nesen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nesen 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 10:54.

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