When the ancestors of the Nalour family arrived in England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a maker of nails
having derived from the Old English word nayl.
Early Origins of the Nalour family
The surname Nalour 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 Nalour family
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Nalour Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Naylor, Naylour, Nayler and others.
Early Notables of the Nalour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nalour family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Nalour or a variant listed above:
Nalour Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Abraham Nalour, who arrived in Maryland in 1672 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)