Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a brave and strong person. The surname Natchpole originally derived from the Old English words Knatch which meant to strike and Bull 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 Natchpole family
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 Natchpole family
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Natchpole Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Natchpole were recorded, including Knatchbull, Knatchpole, Knatchpoole and others.
Early Notables of the Natchpole family (pre 1700)
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...
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Migration of the Natchpole family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Natchpole family emigrate to North America: John Knatchpoole settled in Virginia in 1654; John Knatchbull settled in Barbados with his servants in 1679.
The Natchpole 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.
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