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Where did the English Nutall family come from? What is the English Nutall family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nutall family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nutall family history?In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Nutall surname lived in the settlement of Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, or in the place named Nuttall in the county of Lancashire. The surname Nutall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Nutall are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Nutall include: Nuttall, Nutthall, Nutshall and others.
First found in Lancashire 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 Nutall research. Another 244 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nutall History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Nutall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Nutall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 111 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Nutall or a variant listed above:
Nutall Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Nutall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nutall 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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