Nethery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Nethery surname is derived from the Middle English words "nether(e)," meaning "lower," and "cot," meaning "cottage." It was most likely a habitational name created from any of several places so named; such as Nethercott in Oxfordshire, Nethercote in Warwickshire, or Nethercott in Devon.

Early Origins of the Nethery family

The surname Nethery was first found in Northampton and Oxfordshire where they held a family seat 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 year 1208 when Ern de Nethercot held estates in Oxfordshire.

Important Dates for the Nethery family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nethery research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1263, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Nethery History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nethery Spelling Variations

Nethery has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Nethery have been found, including Nethery, Nethercott, Nethercoat, Nethercott and others.

Early Notables of the Nethery family (pre 1700)

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Nethery migration to the United States

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Netherys to arrive on North American shores:

Nethery Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Nethery, who settled in Maryland in 1716

Nethery migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nethery Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Nethery, who arrived in Quebec in 1851
  • Lanclott Nethery, who settled in Quebec in 1851
  • Frances Nethery, who settled in Ontario in 1861
  • Gertrude Nethery, who settled in Ontario in 1861
  • Alex Nethery, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Nethery (post 1700)

  • Miriam Byrd Nethery (1929-2003), American film and television actress, wife of actor Clu Gulager who played Billy the Kid on the NBC television series, The Tall Man from 1960-2003
  • Lance Nethery (b. 1957), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey centre and coach

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