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Where did the English Natter family come from? What is the English Natter family crest and coat of arms? When did the Natter family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Natter family history?The name Natter has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from Cnute, a popular name in England in the early Middle Ages. It was popular thanks to the influence of Cnut, a Dane, who became King of England in 1016. Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion. It may be that this is the origin of the English saying "Brown as a nut," used for someone who has spent a lot of time in the sun.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Natter include Nutt, Nudd, Nutting, Knutt, Nuttman, Nutter and others.
First found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Natter research. Another 171 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1668, 1640, 1653, 1620, 1623, 1623, 1620, 1620 and 100 are included under the topic Early Natter History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 325 words(23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Natter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Natter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Natter Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The Natter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Natter Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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