The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Natchbull come from its first bearer, who was a brave and strong person.
The surname Natchbull originally derived from the Old English words Knatch
which meant to strike
which referred to the animal bull.
A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname
surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Natchbull family
The surname Natchbull was first found in Kent
where one of the first records of the name was John Knatchbull who held lands in the parish of Limme in the reign of Edward III. CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
"The main branch was at Mersham-Hatch, by purchase temp.
Henry VII and there the present Baronet
yet resides." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Natchbull family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Natchbull research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1685, 1636, 1696, 1660, 1690, 1712, 1674 and 1730 are included under the topic Early Natchbull History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Natchbull Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Natchbull has been spelled many different ways, including Knatchbull, Knatchpole, Knatchpoole and others.
Early Notables of the Natchbull family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Norton Knatchbull, 1st Baronet
of Mersham Hatch (1602-1685), an English politician, founder of The Norton Knatchbull School, Ashford; Sir John Knatchbull, 2nd Baronet
(c.1636-1696), an English... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Natchbull Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Natchbull family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Natchbulls to arrive in North America: John Knatchpoole settled in Virginia in 1654; John Knatchbull settled in Barbados with his servants in 1679.
The Natchbull Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In crucifixa gloria mea
Motto Translation: My glory is in the cross.