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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish
Where did the Scottish Naughton family come from? What is the Scottish Naughton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Naughton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Naughton family history?The age-old Pictish-Scottish family name Naughton is derived from the Pictish name Nechtan. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neachdainn, which means son of Nechtan.
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Naughton has appeared MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.
First found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held lands at Lochow and Loch Fyne, called Glenera, Glenshira, and Glen Fyne.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naughton research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1431, 1438, 1565, 1614, 1627, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Naughton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Naughton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Naughton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Naughton:
Naughton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Naughton Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Naughton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Naughton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Naughton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Naughton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Naughton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Naughton 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.
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