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Where did the English Nankivell family come from? What is the English Nankivell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Nankivell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Nankivell family history?

The Nankivell surname was taken on from a place name in the Parish of St. Mawgan, Pyclar, Cornwall. The place name is derived from the Cornish "nans," meaning "valley," and the personal name Cuvel.

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Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Nankivell, Nankevill, Nankivel, Nanskevell, Nankivel, Nankevell, Nancekievill and many more.

First found in Cornwall, where early records show that lands at St Columb Major were granted to Odoni de Nanscuvel and Rose his wife, in 1324.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nankivell research. Another 134 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1495, 1499, 1602, and 1620 are included under the topic Early Nankivell History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 51 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nankivell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Nankivell:

Nankivell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Nankivell, who arrived in Maryland in 1833

Nankivell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Nankivell, aged 39, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Richard Nankivell, aged 25, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Phillip Nankivell, aged 42, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"
  • Phillip Nankivell, aged 15, a carrier, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"
  • William Nankivell, aged 19, a carrier, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nile"


Nankivell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Samuel Nankivell, aged 27, a signalman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1873

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  • Frank Nankivell (1869-1959), Australian-born, American illustrator, painter and printmaker
  • Robert Rogers Nankivell, pioneer and surveyor of New Zealand, who arrived there aboard the "Bolton" on April 21st 1840
  • Sir Rex Nankivell (1898-1977), New Zealand born, art dealer and collector in London, England
  • Joice NanKivell (1887-1982), Australian author, journalist and humanitarian
  • Mr. Diss Nankivell (d. 1941), British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking


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