The Dutch Van Nes 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."
Early Origins of the Van Nes family
The surname Van Nes 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.
Early History of the Van Nes family
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Van Nes Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Ness, Nes, Neser, Nesse, Nessen, Nessel, Nest, Nesh, Neste, Netz, Nas, Nass, Nos, Noss and many more.
Early Notables of the Van Nes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Van Nes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Van Nes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Cornelis Hendricksz VanNes, who landed in New York, NY in 1641 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Peter Pietersen Van Nes, who settled in New Netherland in 1663
Contemporary Notables of the name Van Nes (post 1700)
- Dale R. Vannes, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 7th District, 1992 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html