Nantin is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Nantin family lived in Suffolk.
Early Origins of the Nantin family
The surname Nantin was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
. They are descended from a Norman knight, Bartholemew de Naunton who lived about the 12th century. Later the family settled at Alderton Hall in that county.
Early History of the Nantin family
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Nantin Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval 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. The name has been spelled Naunton, Nawnton, Nanton, Nauntone and others.
Early Notables of the Nantin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nantin family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Nantin or a variant listed above: James Nawnton who landed in North America in 1715.