Early Origins of the Nellthorpe family
The surname Nellthorpe was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.
Early History of the Nellthorpe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nellthorpe research.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1614, 1669, 1669, 1630, 1704, 1661, 1722 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Nellthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nellthorpe Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Nellthorpe include Nelthorpe, Nellthorpe, Nelthorp, Nellthorpe and others.
Early Notables of the Nellthorpe family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir John Nelthorpe, 1st Baronet
of Grays Inn in the City of London (1614-1669), founder of a grammar school in Brigg, North Lincolnshire
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Migration of the Nellthorpe family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Nellthorpe or a variant listed above: Geo. Nelthropp, who settled in Philadelphia in 1809; as well as George Nelthrop, and Maria Nelthrop who were on record n New York in 1820.