Naftel is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Naftel family lived in Guernsey. Their name, however, is a reference to the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Naftel family
The surname Naftel was first found in Guernsey where they held a family seat
from very early times and acquired the lands of Noftall. They were originally from Fief of Bully, held by Robert Mellevilla in the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary in Normandy
. In 1184 Engueran (Ingram) de Moncellis held Neufchatel according to the Norman Exchequer Rolls of 1184. They were conjecturally descended from Neufchatel. This family also held the lands of Nun Coton in Lincolnshire.
Early History of the Naftel family
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Naftel Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Noftall, Noftle, Naftel, Nofty, Noftal and many more.
Early Notables of the Naftel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Naftel family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Naftel or a variant listed above:
Naftel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Naftel, who arrived in Norfolk, VA in 1806
- Daniel Naftel, who settled in Ohio in 1807
- Joseph Naftel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824
- Joseph Naftel, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1824 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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Naftel (post 1700)