Nelson Coat of Arms and History : The Scottish surname Nelson is of patronymic origin, being derived from the personal name of the father of the original bearer. In this instance the surname Nelson is derived from the Gaelic personal name Niall, and signifies "son of Niall". This personal name is derived from the Gaelic word "nia" meaning "champion." Variants of the surname include Neilson and Nilson
Nelson Coat of Arms and History : The Danish surname Nelson is patronymic in origin, being derived from the first name of a father. In this case, Nelson is associated with the personal name "Nel" and the surname simply denotes "a son of Nel". Nel is in fact an Old Irish personal name more frequently found in the form "Niall" and both are derived from the Gaelic word "nia", meaning, literally, "champion".
☥ The state of California was named after the mythical Black Queen Califia. According to the story, California was an island where only Black women lived. When Cortez arrived in California, searching for this mythical queen, her influence on him was so powerful that he paid tribute to Queen Califia by naming the state after her. California literally means, “the land where Black women live."
Nelson Coat of Arms and History : The English surname Nelson is patronymic in origin, being one of those names derived from the first name of a father. In this case it simply denotes "son of Nell," from the Old Irish personal name Nel or Niall, which is derived from the Gaelic word "nia," meaning "champion." This name was carried to Iceland by the Scandanavians as Njall, taken to Norway, then to France, and brought to England by the Normans in the wake of the Conquest (1066).
Arapaho: The Caddo (Toniibeenenno' or Toniibeeneseino' - “pierced nose People”) called the Arapaho 'Detseka'yaa', the Wichita's name for them was 'Nia'rhari's-kûrikiwa'ahûski', and the Comanche 'Saria Tʉhka' or 'Säretika' (Sata Teichas), all names meaning “dog-eaters”. To the Pawnee, Ute and other tribes they were also known as “dog-eaters”.
Alexandre Pétion was born in Haiti to an Haitian Mulatresse mother and a wealthy white French father (who withheld his name because the child was too dark.) The name Petion came from the French-patois nickname Pichon (which means my little one) Like other gens de couleur libre with wealthy father, Alexandre was sent to France in 1788 to be educated and study at the Military Academy in Paris. Pétion returned to Saint Domingue as a young man to take part in the créole expulsion of the…