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The surname Nissan was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs. This ancient family is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nissen, Nissan, Nissensohn, Nissenson, Nisenzon, Nisenzon, Nissengold, Nissngold, Nislgold, Nisselgold, Nissenbaum, Nissnbaum and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nissan research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1761, 1763, and 1826 are included under the topic Early Nissan History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nissan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alexander Nissen, who came to Scott Co., IA in 1879; Anna Nissen, who arrived in Quebec in 1875; Christian Nissen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1657.

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  8. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
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The Nissan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nissan 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.

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