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The Nest name is habitational, derived from any of several places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.

Nest Early Origins



The surname Nest 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.

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Nest Spelling Variations


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Nest Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ness, Nes, Nesser, Nesse, Nessen, Nessel, Nest, Nesh, Neste, Netz, Nas, Nass, Nos, Noss and many more.

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Nest Early History


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Nest Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nest research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1655, 1771, and 1841 are included under the topic Early Nest History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nest Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nest Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nest Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nest Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ellinor Nest, listed in two records in Virginia in 1688 and in 1690

Nest Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Nest was brought to Maryland, in 1719 in bondage, as a criminal

Nest Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Angus Nest went to PEI in 1811

Nest Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • George Nest who was listed in the Bristol Register of Servants sent to Foreign Plantations, in 1675

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nest (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nest (post 1700)



  • Richard A. Nest (1927-1999), American politician, Mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, 1976-79
  • Henry Van Nest, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Warren County, 1837-38

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Nest Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nest 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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