Ness Family History
Ness Name Meaning
Norwegian Scottish and English (East Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived on a headland or promontory Old Norse nes Old English næss Middle English nes(se) nas(s)e noss or a habitational name from any of numerous places called with this word; there are over a hundred farms in Norway and many settlements in Scotland and northern England so named. Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Ness itself possibly from Old Irish ness ‘weasel’. German: habitational name from any of the places called Nesse in Oldenburg and Friesland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022