New Jersey Indians – N Surnames

Naamucksha. Indian deed, June 20, 1703. See Nanhamman.

Nachoenkquy. Indian deed, May I, 1701. See Tapgow.
Nacholas, 141. Indian deed, Oct. 29, 1701. See Tallquapie.

Nachpong. Indian deed, Dec. 31, 1701. See Tapehou.

Nackoniakene. Indian deed, April 12, 1684. See Tallaca.

Nackpunck, 97. Indian deed, Nov. 29, 1686. “Weighrerens (on behalf of Nackpunck),” and others. See Hanayahame.

Nachpunk is the name of a swamp in the south-eastern portion of Wayne township, which is drained by the Nachpunk brook into the Singack River. In 1898 I was retained to draft an act of the Legislature, incorporating the Borough of Totowa, and the name of this brook was given to me as one of the points in the boundary. I had no recollection of ever meeting with the name, and assumed it to be Dutch, and so wrote it Naaktpunkt bare point in the Act. (Laws 1898, page 98.) This explanation is given for the benefit of some future student. While writing this note, I am informed by a native of Wayne township, seventy years old, that he always understood from the “old people” that Nachpunk and thus he pronounced the word, as in German or in Dutch was an Indian name. The swamp in question is about five miles southwest of the Paterson city hall. The mouth of the Saddle River, in which the Indian Nackpunk was interested, is about five miles southeast of the city hall. It is possible that the Indian referred to may have removed his wigwam from the Saddle river to the swamp, afterwards called Nachpunk, but it was not an attractive place for the location of even a wigwam. See also Machpunk, Nachpong, Nathpoencque, and Onagepunk, which are probably variants of the same name.

Naktzekena. Indian deed, Aug. 8, 1700. See Nantzechena.

Namenish. Indian deed, May 9, 1710. See Memerescum.

Namerisko. Indian landowner at Wanaque in 1729. See Quackpacktequa.

Nameth. Witness to Indian deed, September 14, 1677. See Conackamack.

Namiliskont, Nawishawan (or Nawishawor), Paquasha, Shopawa and Walough Pekomon (Paquashakoppawa, Walloughkomor.) Signed Paiquasha-kopawa, Woloughpekemon, Namaliskont. Indian deed, Nov. 1, 1714, to Colonel Daniel Coxe and others, for tract on the rivers Pesaick, Pequanake and Hakkounaugh, and on the lands Wheepanning inhabitants and the lands late of Neweneka and Queenemenka, on the westerly side with a straight line to Quikom Megottamung, Succalounoning and a mountain called Salinggoskakong and to the said river Kokanauehke. W. J. Deeds, Lib. N, p. 179.

Nanhamman, alias Squahicken, Naamucksha, Neman, Pakehautas, Tawlaman and Wawaleaseed, Indian Sachems. Indian deed, June 20, 1703, for lands on both sides the South Branch of Raritan. Elizabethtown Bill in Chancery, 57.

Nantzechena, Aweonemo, Carakkoon. Signed Nantzechema, Awoonemo, Charaakoon. Acknowledged by Naktzekena, Charraroon, Oweeneno, Charakon, Indian natives, etc. Indian deed, Aug. 8, 1 700, to Theophilus Pierson, of Newark, for tract near the path which leads to Menissen upon the north side of Canoe Brook Swamp and on the east side of the south branch of Pessaig River, beginning by a small brook called by the Indians Shawkepesk, up the river to Canoe Brook Swamp, to a certain pond called Ned’s pond, and to a tree standing upon an island in the Hart Meadow by the Indians named Menachomek. W. J. Deeds, Lib. O, p. 151; N. J. Archives, XV., 532.
Napeam, in Indian deed, 1667. See Wapamuck.

Nathpoencqkue (?a variant for Nachtpunk). Indian deed, May 1, 1701. See Tapgow.

Nauhoosing. Indian deed, Oct. 10, 1677. See Ahtakkones.

Naweenak (Nawenaka), Indian sachem. Indian deed, Aug. 1 8, 1713, to Colonel Daniel Coxe, for lands near Passaic river, bounded northwest with the land of Topphow and his relatives; eastward by land formerly sold by the inhabitants of Weepaning; and southward with the said River. W. J. Deeds, Lib. BBB 3 p. 142.

Nawishawan, Nawishawor. Indian deed, Nov. I, 1714. See Namaliskont.

Nechtan of Hackingsack, Indian deed, July 10, 1657. See Taghkospemo.

Neckachtqua. Indian deed, Dec. 31, 1701. See Tapehou.

Neckaoch, 2. Indian deed, March 28, 1651. See Encheim.

Necomis, 559. Indian deed, Nov. 7, 1675. See Allowayes.

Necosshebesco, 559. Indian deed, Nov. 7, 1675. “Necomis and his mother Necosshebesco.” See Allowayes.

Nectothhoathhoke (Netothhothhocke). Indian deed, May 3, 1677. See Hepihance.

Negacape. Indian deed, Dec. 12, 1681. See Machote.

Negacape. Indian deed, May 12, 1681. See Machcote.

Neheekan. Indian deed, March 30, 1688. See Hoham.

Nehuoing. Indian deed, March 30, 1688. See Hoham.

Nekolhuck, Nekolkuk. Indian deed, June 4, 1687. See Mecoppy. (Is the first syllable of the eleven names preceding from neek, or nek “house”? Or is it from the possessive prefix, n?)

Neman. Indian deed, June 20, 1703. See Nanhamman.

Nemeness. Indian deed, April 21, 1727. See Mowessawach.

Nemeno. Indian deed, Nov. 28, 1701. See Wiequahila.

Nepeas. Indian deed, Oct. 23, 1758. See Egohohoun.

Neshowwan. Indian deed, Aug. 13, 1708. See Taphaow.

Neskilanitt (Neskiglawit, Mek :quam or Neskeglat), 230. Indian deed. June 6, 1695. See Taepgan. Indians of N. J., 112.

Neskorhock, 73. Indian deed, Feb. 25, 1685-6. See Ishevekack.

Newenapee, 73. Indian deed, Oct. 30, 1684. See Canandus.

Neweneka. Indian deed, Nov. i, 1714. See Namaliskont.

News, Bill. Indian power of attorney, Feb. 23, 1758. See Teedyescunk.

Newsego, 559. Indian deed, 7th of 9th mo. 1675. See Mohocksey, Mohawksey.

Nianick. Indian deed, April 3, 1677. See Pewropo.

Nieshaw. Indian deed, July 29, 1702. See Tapehow.

Nieshawand. Indian deed, July 29, 1702. See Tapehow.

Niesquawende. Indian deed, May I, 1701. See Tapgow.

Nigkanis of Gwegkongh. Indian deed, July 10, 1657. See Taghkospemo.

Nihcowen. Indian deed, Aug. 13, 1708. See Taphaow.

Nikolhuck. Indian deed, June 4, 1687. See Mecoppy.

Nimhammoe, grantor of lands above Trenton, in 1703. Smith’s Hist. N. J., 95, 96.

Nimhaon or Nimham. Represented the Wapings, or Pumptons, at the conference at Easton, Pa., in 1758.

Nockapowicke. Indian deed, Nov. 10, 1701. See Machcopoikan.

Nomalughalen. Indian guide near Allamuchy, in 1715. John Reading s Journal, MS., in N. J. Historical Society.

Nomaqu waken. Indian deed, Dec. 31, 1701. See Tapehou.

Nonaragnen. Indian deed, February 28, 1671. See Warkop.

Nonsechem. Indian deed, April 23, 1680. See Wewanapo.

Nopuck. An Indian fishing in the Muskonetkong, in 1715. John Reading s Journal, MS., in N. J. Historical Society.

Nonzieckim. Indian deed, Dec. 31, 1701. See Tapehou.

Nott horn on. Indian deed, April 12, 1684. See Tallaca.

Nouxpecoshot. Indian deed, Aug. 18, 1713. See Sasakaman.

Nowanike and Tokuny, two Indian Sachems. Indian deed, May 10, 1710, to John Johnston, of Elizabethtown, planter, for lands at the Blue Hills “now in the actual possession of us Nowanike and Tokung, Indian natives and is our right from our fore fathers many many moons furder than we know to reckon.” E. J. Deeds, Lib. 12, p. 63.

Nowenock. Indian deed, March 16, 1690, for lands upon the South Branch of Passaick, alias Monopenonk, and on Dead River. Elizabethtown Bill in Chan cery, 58.

Nowenock and Tockney. Indian deed, November 10, 1714, for lands on Dead River, North Side of Rar-itan River, etc. Elizabethtown Bill in Chancery, 58.

Nowenock. Indian deed, June 24, 1717, for lands between Dead River and Passaick River. Elizabethtown Bill in Chancery, 58.

Nummi, Manumie, 424. Indian deed, April 30, 1688. See Sakamoy.

Nummy, “King of the Lenni-Lenape,” living in 1685, is “buried on Nummy Island near Hereford Inlet,” Cape May County. Stevens’s Hist. Cape May County, 1897, pp. 9, 30.


Personal Names Of Indians Of New Jersey, By William Nelson, 1904, The Paterson History Club, Paterson, N. J.

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