The name Nie is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near a river. Nie is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic
surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation
names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. This surname comes from the Old English phrase, atten (e)ye, which means at the river. This surname was first found in England
in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Nie family
The surname Nie was first found in Essex
, where they were established early in the medieval period.
Early History of the Nie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nie research.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1269, 1276, 1315, 1648 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Nie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nie Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Nie has been spelled many different ways, including Nye, Nie, Nay, Ney and others.
Early Notables of the Nie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nie family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Nies to arrive in North America:
Nie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Conrath Nie, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- John and Anna Eliza Nie who settled in Pennsylvania in 1771