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Nelson Genealogy & History

Nelson is the 39th most common surname in the United States. It originated in Ireland as Neilson or Nealson, "son of Neil" or "son of Neal," and Neil or Neal mean "a champion" or "a cloud". Viking invaders brought it back to their native Scandinavian countries as "son of Nels". Many in Nelson family history may have been named after Admiral Lord Nelson, the British naval officer. Probably the most famous part of Nelson genealogy were actors Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and their sons, singers David and Ricky. Some of the more common variations of this name include Neilson, Nielsen, and Nilsson.


Nelson Birth Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
A Andy Nelson-- --, 1932September 10,2003SD
B Bernard Nelson-- --, 1915February 9,1988AZ
Charles Nelson-- --, 1956February 4,1989CO
D Arnold Nelson-- --, 1913September 25,1988IA

Nelson Death Records

NameBirth DateDeath DateLocation
E Allen Nelson-- --, 1917December 17,2002Cambridge,MN
F Cleo Nelson-- --, 1926August 20,1999Quimby,IA
G Alice Nelson-- --, 1908February 15,2008Ashby,MN
H Dean Nelson-- --, 1921October 22,1998Logan,UT

Nelson Marriage Records

NameSpouseMarriage DateLocation
James NelsonCaroline AllenAugust 22,1934Wake, NC
Russell NelsonPhyllis MansfieldJanuary 31,1944Wake, NC
Troy NelsonMargo CollinsJanuary 2,1976Wake, NC
Governor NelsonLizzie DunnFebruary 3,1934Wake, NC

Most Common Surnames After Nelson

25th: Allen26th: King
27th: Robinson28th: Baker
29th: Wright30th: Adams
31st: Hill32nd: Scott
33rd: Roberts34th: Campbell

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