Nova History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nova family

The surname Nova was first found in Castile, in north central Spain.

Early History of the Nova family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nova research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nova History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nova Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nuevo, Novo, Novillo, Nouval, Nova, Novas and others.

Early Notables of the Nova family (pre 1700)

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United States Nova migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nova Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Francisco De Nova who immigrated to New Granada in 1567
Nova Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Francisco Nova, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Katerina Nova who settled in Chicago in 1866

Contemporary Notables of the name Nova (post 1700) +

  • Sadie May Nova, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1920 [2]
  • Barnett J. Nova, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964 (alternate) [2]
  • Algeron I. Nova, American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1938-51 [2]
  • Iván Manuel Nova Guance (b. 1987), Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees
  • Nova Margery Pilbeam (1919-2015), British film and stage actress, known for her leading roles in two Alfred Hitchcock movies of the 1930s
  • Nova Maree Peris-Kneebone (b. 1971), AO, is an Australian athlete
  • Nova Peris-Kneebone (b. 1971), Australian athlete, his achievements include: a gold medal in field hockey at the 1996 Summer Olympics and a gold medal in the 1998 Commonwealth Games for the 200m sprint
  • Nova Peris- Kneebone (b. 1971), Australian Olympic athlete


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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