Nienhues History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Dutch surname Nienhues is derived form the word "huis," which referred to a stone structure, rather than a modest wooden home. As a surname, Nienhues was likely given to someone who lived near, or was the proprietor of a new 'huis,' or home; or it may have been a habitational name, taken on from a place so named.

Early Origins of the Nienhues family

The surname Nienhues was first found in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Nienhues family

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Nienhues Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nieuwenhuis, Neinhuis, Nienhues, van Niewenhuyse and many more.

Early Notables of the Nienhues family (pre 1700)

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United States Nienhues migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nienhues Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernh Heinr Nienhues, who arrived in America in 1844 [1]
  • Gesina Nienhues, who landed in America in 1848 [1]


  1. ^ 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)


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