Nevens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Nevens family
The surname Nevens was first found in Cambridge where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Nevens family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nevens research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1548, 1455, 1487, 1639 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Nevens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nevens Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Nevens were recorded, including Nevinson, Nevenson, Neffinson, Nefinson, Nevison and many more.
Early Notables of the Nevens family (pre 1700)
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Nevens migration to the United States +
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Nevens family emigrate to North America:
Nevens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Nevens, aged 40, who arrived in Ohio in 1812 
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)