Early Origins of the Nelthorpe family
The surname Nelthorpe 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 Nelthorpe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nelthorpe 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 Nelthorpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nelthorpe Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Nelthorpe are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. 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. The variations of the name Nelthorpe include: Nelthorpe, Nellthorpe, Nelthorp, Nellthorpe and others.
Early Notables of the Nelthorpe 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 Nelthorpe family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Nelthorpe 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Nelthorpe (post 1700)