Nissley Family History
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Nissley Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Nissle, a pet form of the personal names Dionys (Denis) or Nikolaus (see Nicholas). Americanized spelling of German Nüssli, Nüssle, Nüsslein, topographic names for someone who lived near a place where nut trees grew, from Middle High German nuz ‘nut’ + the diminutive suffix -le, -lein. Altered spelling of North German Nissler or Nüssler, a nickname for a slow worker, from Low German nusse ‘slow, weak person’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kissler, Wissler, Nissen, Kinsley, Niceley, Ilsley, Eisley, Rissler