When Isabella Nelson was born on 12 May 1856, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Neilson, was 37 and her mother, Helen Archibald, was 33. She died on 13 January 1857, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 0, and was buried in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom.
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 .
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 .
History: The Nelson name was an important one in 18th-century VA, starting with Thomas ‘Scotch Tom’ Nelson, who emigrated to VA at the close of the 17th century from Penrith, Cumbria, where the Nelsons were numerous. Scotch Tom settled c. 1700 at Yorktown, VA, where he became a successful merchant and landholder. His son was sheriff and a member of the VA Council, and his grandson, Thomas Nelson (1738–89), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was governor of VA.
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