HouseofNames.com

Continuing Research

Notables Added the last 12 months
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2016


The surname is one of the Anglo-Norman names that arrived in Ireland in the wake of the 12th century invasion by Richard "Strongbow" de Clare, 2nd Earl of Pembroke. The surname Nugent belongs to the large category of Anglo-Norman habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Originally, these place names were prefixed by de, which means from in French. The name of the Nugent family comes from one of the many places called Nogent in France. The Gaelic form of the surname Nugent is Nuinseann.

 More

The surname Nugent was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where they held a family seat after 1172.

Since church officials and medieval scribes spelt each name as it sounded to them; as a result, a single person could accumulate many different versions of his name within official records. A close examination of the origins of the name Nugent revealed the following spelling variations: Nugent, Nogent, Newgent, Neugent, Newgant, Newgeant, Nuegent, Nougent, Newjeant, Nujent, Noigent, Nuigent, Nuijent, Nushend, Newshent, Newshand, Neushant and many more.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nugent research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1213, 1486, 1544, 1602, 1583, 1642, 1607, 1621, 1684, 1680, 1669, 1714, 1715, 1669, 1752, 1671 and 1754 are included under the topic Early Nugent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

Notable amongst the family up to this time was Sir Christopher Nugent, 6th Baron Delvin (1544-1602), an Irish nobleman and writer who was arrested on suspicion of treason against Queen Elizabeth I of England; Richard Nugent, 1st Earl Of Westmeath (1583-1642), an Irish nobleman and politician, imprisoned for plotting against the...

Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nugent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

 More

During the middle of the 19th century, Irish families often experienced extreme poverty and racial discrimination in their own homeland under English rule. Record numbers died of disease and starvation and many others, deciding against such a fate, boarded ships bound for North Ameri ca. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Unfortunately, many of those Irish that arrived in Canada or the United States still experienced economic and racial discrimination. Although often maligned, these Irish people were essential to the rapid development of these countries because they provided the cheap labor required for the many canals, roads, railways, and other projects required for strong national infrastructures. Eventually the Irish went on to make contributions in the less backbreaking and more intellectual arenas of commerce, education, and the arts. Research early immigration and passenger lists revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Nugent:

Nugent Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Nugent who settled in Virginia in 1638

Nugent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur, Charles, Daniel, Edward, Hugh, Henry, Isabella, Jane, John, Margaret, Martin, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Richard, Robert, Terence, Thomas, and William Nugent, who all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860

Nugent Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Nugent, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret Nugent, aged 19, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Jane Nugent, aged 28, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • William Nugent, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Michael Nugent, aged 11, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • ...

Nugent Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Walter A. Nugent arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orator" in 1849
  • John Nugent, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett,"
  • John Nugent, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Taymouth Castle"
  • Mary Nugent, a nurse maid, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"
  • Margaret Nugent, aged 25, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"
  • ...

Nugent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Nugent, aged 26, a carpenter, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "New Zealand" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Nugent, aged 21, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "New Zealand" in 1842
  • Michael Nugent arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • John Nugent arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rob Roy" in 1865
  • Margaret Nugent arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1867
  • ...
 More

  • James Edward "Jim" Nugent (1922-2016), American politician, Texas Railroad Commissioner (1979-1995)
  • Theodore "Ted" Nugent (b. 1948), American rock guitarist, known for his songs "Stranglehold", "Cat Scratch Fever", "Wango Tango", and "Great White Buffalo"
  • Lieutenant-General Richard Emmel Nugent (1902-1979), American Acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Office of the Director of Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force. (1950)
  • Daniel Nugent, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • D. O. Nugent, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Washington, 1928
  • Donald W. Nugent, American Republican politician
  • Edward Nugent, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1928
  • Edward B. Nugent, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1900
  • Garrett Nugent, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Queens County 1st District, 1938, 1940
  • Howard Nugent (1879-1952), American Republican politician,Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Huron County, 1935-46, 1951-52; Speaker of the Michigan State House of Representatives, 1939-46 ; Candidate in primary for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1946
  • ...
 More

Nugent Historic Events



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. William James Christopher Nugent, British Bedroom Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Cyril James Nugent (1920-1941), Australian Stoker from Warragul, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. William J Nugent (b. 1919), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Birmingham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Nugent Armorial History With Coat of ArmsNugent Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Nugent Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageNugent Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Nugent Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesNugent Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Nugent Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainNugent Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Nugent Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugNugent Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Nugent Armorial History with FrameNugent Armorial History with Frame
Nugent Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsNugent Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

Citations



    Other References

    1. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    10. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Nugent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nugent 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 10:41.

    Sign Up

      

    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more