Origins Available: Dutch
The Dutch Nessant surname was originally a habitational name, taken on from any of various places in Friesland called Nes, or similar names. These place names come from the word "nes," which meant a "spit of land."
Early Origins of the Nessant family
The surname Nessant was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands
. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria
is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Nessant family
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Nessant Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ness, Nes, Neser, Nesse, Nessen, Nessel, Nest, Nesh, Neste, Netz, Nas, Nass, Nos, Noss and many more.
Early Notables of the Nessant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nessant family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Cornelis Hendrickse VanNess, who arrived in New York in 1641; Pieter VanNess, who arrived in New York in 1647; Peter Pietersen Van Nes, who came to New Netherland in 1663.