The Dutch surname Nienhuis is derived form the word "huis," which referred to a stone structure, rather than a modest wooden home. As a surname, Nienhuis 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 Nienhuis family
The surname Nienhuis was first found in the Netherlands.
Important Dates for the Nienhuis family
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Nienhuis Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Nieuwenhuis, Neinhuis, Nienhues, van Niewenhuyse and many more.
Early Notables of the Nienhuis family (pre 1700)
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Nienhuis migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nienhuis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Catherine Nienhuis, age 38, who settled in New York in 1848
Catherine Nienhuis, aged 38, who arrived in New York in 1848 
Contemporary Notables of the name Nienhuis (post 1700)
Terry Nienhuis, American politician, Supervisor of Holland Township, Michigan, 2003-09 
^ 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)
^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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