The name ‘Nelson’ originates from England . it is derived from the nickname ‘Nell’ or ‘Neal’, both of which go back to the same Irish name ‘Neill’ or personal name ‘Niall’. There is no doubt that the name ‘Eleanor’ is also one of the parents of the name ‘Nelson. Although the nickname is now spelt as ‘Nell’, as in ‘Little Nell’ nevertheless ‘Nel’ has been the prevailing form through the all the last six centuries. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Nelson’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 14th century were a ‘Thomas Nellson’, from Howdenshire, England, is recorded in 1379. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘James Nealson’, aged 21, a painter by trade, from Westminster, London,England, set sail from the Port of London on the 3rd of January 1775, aboard the ship named the ‘York’ arriving on the 10th of January 1775, as indentu… Coat of arms: Argent, a cro…
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