The name Nalor reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Nalor family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest
in 1066. Nalor is a name for a maker of nails
having derived from the Old English word nayl.
Early Origins of the Nalor family
The surname Nalor 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 Nalor family
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Nalor Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Naylor, Naylour, Nayler and others.
Early Notables of the Nalor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nalor family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Nalor or a variant listed above: Thomas Naylor, who came to Virginia in 1623; Edward Naylor, who settled in Boston in 1630; Edward and Joe Nayler, who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635.