The name Nailor was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It is a name for a maker of nails
having derived from the Old English word nayl.
Early Origins of the Nailor family
The surname Nailor was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from very early times. There is an early record of Stephen le Nailere in 1231 in the Patent Rolls of London.
Early History of the Nailor family
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Nailor Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Nailor include Naylor, Naylour, Nayler and others.
Early Notables of the Nailor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nailor family to the New World and Oceana
at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Nailors to arrive on North American shores:
Nailor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Nailor, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 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)
Nailor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- William Nailor, who landed in Halifax or New York in 1811
Nailor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- George Nailor, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
Contemporary Notables of the name Nailor (post 1700)
- Henry J. Nailor, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916