as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.
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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 Nation include Nathan, Natan, Nation, Nations, Nusan, Nusen and others.
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:
Nation Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Nation, who landed in New York in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Arthur I. Nation, aged 43, who settled in America, in 1894
- Mr. A. T. Nation, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1896
- Harold Nation, aged 20, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897
Nation Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Wilfred C. Nation, aged 22, who settled in America from Buscten, England, in 1907
- Agnes B. Nation, who immigrated to the United States, in 1910
- Julia Nation, aged 27, who settled in America from Kingston, Jamaica, in 1911
- Arthur T. Nation, aged 65, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
- William Nation, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
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Nation Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Frederick S. Nation, aged 22, who landed in Toronto, Canada, in 1924
Nation Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Nation, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Tam O'Shanter" in 1836 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TAM O'SHANTER - 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836TamOShanter.htm
- Philip Nation, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asiatic" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ASIATIC 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Asiatic.htm
- George Nation, aged 43, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
- Samuel Gillard Nation, aged 34, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
- Phillip Nation, aged 26, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"