Niss Family History
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Niss Name Meaning
German and Danish: assimilated form of Nils, a contraction of Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Americanized spelling of German Nüss ‘nut’ (see Nuss 2). Jewish (from Ukraine and Poland): ornamental name from Yiddish dialect nis ‘nut’ (cognate with German Nüss; see 1).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press