Last name: NELSON

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NELSON : This last name is indexed 806,620 times on Geneanet!

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NELSON : 1: English: patronymic from the personal name Nell or Nele either of which might be a pet form of Elias or less commonly of Niel (from Latin Nigellus). See also Neal.2: Americanized form of Swedish Nilsson and also of the Danish Norwegian and North German cognates Nielsen and Nilsen (compare Nelsen). Compare also Neilson and Nielson.

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