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The Dutch Niesen surname was originally a habitational name, taken on from any of various places in Friesland called Nes, or similar names. These place names come from the word "nes," which meant a "spit of land."

Niesen Early Origins



The surname Niesen 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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Niesen Spelling Variations


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Niesen Spelling Variations



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

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Niesen Early History


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Niesen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Niesen research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1645, 1655, 1771, 1841, 1626, 1693 and 1667 are included under the topic Early Niesen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Niesen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Niesen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Niesen 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:

Niesen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Niesen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849

Niesen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Niesen, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
  • Wilhelm Niesen, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
  • Johan Niesen, who landed in Manitoba in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Niesen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Niesen (post 1700)



  • Edward Niesen (1908-1974), American Jesuit priest, missionary in India and Nepal
  • Gertrude Niesen (1911-1975), American torch singer, actress, comedian, and songwriter who appeared in the Broadway musical Calling All Stars in 1934, and in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1936

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Niesen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Niesen 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 14 March 2016 at 08:37.

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