Nesse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Dutch Nesse 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 Nesse family
The surname Nesse 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 Nesse family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nesse research. Another 106 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1655, 1771, 1841, 1626, 1693 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Nesse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nesse Spelling Variations
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 Nesse family (pre 1700)
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Nesse migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nesse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Nesse, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
- William Nesse, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 
- William Nesse, who landed in Virginia in 1637 
Contemporary Notables of the name Nesse (post 1700) +
- Randolph M. Nesse (b. 1948), American physician and evolutionary biologist
- Åse-Marie Nesse (1934-2001), Norwegian philologist, translator and poet
- Johannes Jeremias "Johs." Nesse (1891-1948), Norwegian newspaper editor, Chairman of the Norwegian Press Association (1936–1937)
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)