Origins Available: Dutch
The Nessen name is habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.
Early Origins of the Nessen family
The surname Nessen 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 Nessen family
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Nessen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ness, Nes, Nesser, Nesse, Nessen, Nessel, Nest, Nesh, Neste, Netz, Nas, Nass, Nos, Noss and many more.
Early Notables of the Nessen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nessen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Nase, who came to Virginia in 1648; Johan Michael Naser, who settled in England
in 1709; Balt. Neff, who arrived in America in 1709; John Michael Naser, who settled in America sometime between 1709 and 1710.