Last name: NEVE

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NEVE : This last name is indexed 195,200 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

NEVE : 1: English Dutch North German Danish and Swedish: relationship name from Middle English Middle Dutch Middle Low German neve ‘nephew’. The word was also used in later Middle English for a wastrel spendthrift or parasite. Compare Dutch Neef German Neff and English Nephew; see also 4 below.2: Italian Portuguese and Galician: from neve ‘snow’ (from Latin nix genitive nivis) applied as a nickname for a white-haired or very pale-complexioned person and also used as a personal name (compare 3 below).3: Italian: from a short form of the Marian title Madonna della Neve ‘Mary of the Snows’ (see Nieves).4: French (mainly Nord; Nève): relationship name of Flemish origin from Middle Dutch neve ‘nephew’ (see 1 above).5: French (Nève): habitational name from the placename En Nève which is from a misdivision of En ève ‘in water’ (modern standard French en eau).

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