Early Origins of the Nelthorp family
The surname Nelthorp 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 Nelthorp family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nelthorp 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 Nelthorp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nelthorp Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Nelthorp family name include Nelthorpe, Nellthorpe, Nelthorp, Nellthorpe and others.
Early Notables of the Nelthorp 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 Nelthorp family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Nelthorp surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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.