Nayler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Nayler is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is a name for a maker of nails having derived from the Old English word nayl.

Early Origins of the Nayler family

The surname Nayler was first found in Gloucestershire where they held a family seat from very early times. There is an early record of Stephen le Nailere in 1231 in the Patent Rolls of London.

Early History of the Nayler family

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Nayler Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Nayler has been recorded under many different variations, including Naylor, Naylour, Nayler and others.

Early Notables of the Nayler family (pre 1700)

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United States Nayler migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Naylers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Nayler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Nayler, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • John Nayler, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • John Nayler, who arrived in Virginia in 1655 [1]

West Indies Nayler migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Nayler Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Edward and Joe Nayler, who arrived in St. Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635
  • Edward Nayler, aged 21, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 [1]
  • Jo Nayler, aged 20, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [1]
  • Mr. Edward Nayler, (b. 1614), aged 21, British settler traveling aboard the ship "William and John" arriving in St Christopher (Saint Kitts) in 1635 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nayler (post 1700) +

  • Erin Nicole Nayler (b. 1992), New Zealand association football goalkeeper, member of the New Zealand National Team (2010-)
  • Maria Nayler (b. 1972), British female singer
  • Sir George Nayler KH (1764-1831), English officer of arms at the College of Arms in London
  • Maria Nayler (b. 1972), British singer

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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  3. ^ Pilgrim Ship's of 1600's (Retrieved October 4th 2021, retrieved from on Facebook
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