Naylort is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after 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 Naylort family
The surname Naylort 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 Naylort family
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Naylort Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Naylort were recorded, including Naylor, Naylour, Nayler and others.
Early Notables of the Naylort family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Naylort family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Naylort arrived in North America very early: Thomas Naylor, who came to Virginia in 1623; Edward Naylor, who settled in Boston in 1630; Edward and Joe Nayler, who arrived in St. Christopher in 1635.