When William Seitz Ness was born in July 1827, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jacob Ness, was 22 and his mother, Apolona Isabella Seitz, was 19. He had at least 8 sons and 4 daughters with Henrietta Harriet Lentz. He lived in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and York Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 12 November 1903, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Jacobus, York, Pennsylvania, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Scandinavian Erik, Hilma, Lars, Monrad, Alf, Anders, Helmer, Hilmer, Juel, Nels, Nils.
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’.
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