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Nast Early Origins



The surname Nast was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

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Nast Spelling Variations


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Nast Spelling Variations



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 Nastadran, Nastradan, Nastadren and others.

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Nast Early History


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Nast Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nast research. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nast History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nast Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nast Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nast Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

Nast Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Nast, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Daniel Nast, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1792

Nast Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gottlob Christian Nast, aged 34, arrived in Missouri in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nast (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nast (post 1700)



  • William Frederick Nast (1840-1893), American diplomat and entrepreneur
  • Condé Montrose Nast (1873-1942), the American founder of Condé Nast Publications
  • Thomas Nast (1840-1902), German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist
  • William F. Nast, American politician, U.S. Consul in Stuttgart, 1861-64
  • William Nast (1807-1899), German-born religious leader and editor. He founded the German Methodist Church of the United States

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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    The Nast Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nast Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 March 2016 at 15:10.

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