The roots of the name Naughtin are found among the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
. The name comes from the Pictish name Nechtan.
The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neachdainn,
which means son of Nechtan.
Early Origins of the Naughtin family
The surname Naughtin was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held lands at Lochow and Loch Fyne, called Glenera, Glenshira, and Glen Fyne.
Early History of the Naughtin family
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Naughtin Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Naughtin has been written MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.
Early Notables of the Naughtin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Naughtin family to Ireland
Some of the Naughtin family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Naughtin family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Naughtin: Francis Norton, who arrived in New Hampshire
in 1630; Ann Norton, who settled in Virginia in 1643; Anthony Norton, who arrived in Virginia in 1670; Edward Norton, who settled in New England