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203 versions of Nevius surname - and counting
Posted by: Jo Ann Kaufman (ID *****7325) Date: April 12, 2007 at 12:48:26
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Source: Honeyman, A. Van Doren. Joannes Nevius and his Descendants, 1627-1900. Honeyman, 1900, p. 8

“The following two hundred and three spellings are, in most cases, made by church officials (ministers or clerks), or by draftsmen of deeds, wills, etc., or by printers, and not by the persons themselves. They are given, first, as a curiosity to show how it is possible for a little name of six letters to become changed in the course of a few generations through carelessness or ignorance, into almost every conceivable form different from the original; and second, to illustrate the unusual difficulties with which the author has had to contend, in tracing out the various branches and members of the families descended from Joannes Nevius. The eleven names now in actual use by known descendants of Joannes are marked with an asterisk. [and capitalized here; names are in the order as typeset in the book, almost but not quite alphabetical]

Melijus

Naby, Naevius, Nafe, Nafee, Nafees, Nafeu, Nafew, NAFEY*, Naffe, Naffee,
Naffes, Naffey, Naffies, Naffis, NAFIE*, Nafier, Nafies, Naflis, NAFIS*, Nafius,
Nafues, Nafy, Nafye, Naifus, Naivious, Napha, Naphas, Naphes, NAPHEY*,
NAPHEYS*, Naphie, NAPHIS*, Naphy, Nappe, Nasse, Nave, Navee, Naver,
Naveu, Navey, Navie, Naviees, Navin, Navis, Navius, Naviz, Navous, Navy, Nayfie,

Neaf, Neafas, Neafe, Neafea, Neaffie, Neaffus, Neafi, NEAFIE*, Neafies, Neafis,
Neafius, Neafje, Neafur, NEAFUS*, Neafy, Neaphas, Neaphe, Neaphy, Neavee,
Neavees, Neavious, Neavis, Neavius,

Neef, Neefeis, Neefes, Neefeus, Neeff,Neeffe, Neeffes, Neeffie, Neefie, Neefier,
Neefies, Neefijes, Neefis, Neefius, Neefje, Neefjee, Neefjen, Neefjes, Neefjeus, Neefjus, Neefs, Neeftije, NEEFUS*, Neefy, Neefye, Neefyes, Neefzes, Neepes, Neeries, Neese, Neetjes, Neeves, Neevius,

Nefas, Nefe, Nefeaus, Nefee, Nefees, Nefes, Nefeus, Nefew, Nefey, Neff, Neffe, Neffee, Neffes, Neffey, Neffi, Neffie, Neffies, Neffius, Neffjes, Neffus, Neffues, Neffy, Nefie, Nefies, Nefis, Nefius, Nefjes, Nefses, Nefuis, Nefus, Nefuss, Nefy,

Neifea, Neifes, Neiffies, Neifie, Neifies, Neifus, Neifius, Neofus, Neovis, Nephee, Nepheus, Nephew, Nephews, Nephies, Nephie, Nerfus, Nese, Nevaus, Neve, Neveius, Neveous, Nevers, Neveus, Neves, Nevess, Neviers, Nevies, Nevijus,
Nevill, Nevills, Neven, Nevin, Nevius, Nevious, Nevires, Nevis, Neviues,
NEVIUS*, Nevjus, Nevous, Nevue, Nevus, Nevy, NEVYUS*, Newis, Newphais,

Nieffie, Nieffies, Niefveis, Niefvies, Nievius, Nife, Nifer, Niffer, Nifie, Nifins, Nifius,
Niifjes, Niven, Nivin, Nivius, Nivus, Noevius, Nesee

Note. – On page 18, in the Preface, it is stated that one hundred and thirty-six spellings were found on the records. The additional sixty-seven spellings given above have been discovered since page 18 was printed. It is probable that a still closer examination of documents would show at least fifty more varieties of spelling than those above.”

[He missed Naphew, the cause of our gray hair… feel free to reply with others as it results in more interesting and hopefully better searching]

Jo Ann Kaufman,
beerscentral@adelphia.net


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