Ness Family History
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Ness Name Meaning
Scandinavian (especially Norwegian), Scottish, and northern English: topographic name for someone who lived on a headland or promontory, Old Norse nes, or a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with this word; there are over a hundred farms in Norway and many settlements in Scotland and northern England so named English: according to Reaney and Wilson, a variant of Nash. German: habitational name from places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland. German: from a short form of the female personal name Agnes (see Agnes 1).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press