The name Naylour reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Naylour is for a maker of nails
having derived from the Old English word nayl.
Early Origins of the Naylour family
The surname Naylour 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 Naylour family
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Naylour Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Naylour are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Naylour include Naylor, Naylour, Nayler and others.
Early Notables of the Naylour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Naylour family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Naylour, or a variant listed above: 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.