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Nestor Early Origins



The surname Nestor was first found in Sussex 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 year 1185 when Nest de Barri held lands.

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Nestor Spelling Variations


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Nestor Spelling Variations



Nestor has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Ness, Nest, Nessi, Nas, Nassi, Nesti, Nass, Noss, Nestor and many more.

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Nestor Early History


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Nestor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nestor research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Nestor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nestor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nestor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nestor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nestor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Nestor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Mary Nestor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Thomas Nestor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Nestor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Bridget Nestor, aged 24, a dairymaid, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nestor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nestor (post 1700)



  • William P. Nestor, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State Senate 15th District, 1980
  • Kevin Nestor, American politician, Representative from Ohio 15th District, 1998
  • Eddie Nestor (b. 1964), English actor, stand up comedian, TV and radio presenter
  • Kelly Nestor (b. 1968), Australian television news presenter
  • Loc Nestor (b. 1989), French professional footballer
  • Daniel Mark Nestor (b. 1972), Serbian-born Canadian professional tennis player

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Nestor Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    11. ...

    The Nestor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nestor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 10:54.

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