Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a brave and strong person. The surname Natchpoole 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 Natchpoole 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 Natchpoole family
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Natchpoole Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Natchpoole have been found, including Knatchbull, Knatchpole, Knatchpoole and others.
Early Notables of the Natchpoole 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...
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Migration of the Natchpoole family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Natchpoole surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: John Knatchpoole settled in Virginia in 1654; John Knatchbull settled in Barbados with his servants in 1679.
The Natchpoole 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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