Nethercott History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nethercott surname is derived from the Middle English words "nether(e)," meaning "lower," and "cot," meaning "cottage." It was most likely a habitational name created from any of several places so named; such as Nethercott in Oxfordshire, Nethercote in Warwickshire, or Nethercott in Devon.

Early Origins of the Nethercott family

The surname Nethercott was first found in Northampton and Oxfordshire 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 1208 when Ern de Nethercot held estates in Oxfordshire.

Early History of the Nethercott family

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Nethercott Spelling Variations

Nethercott has been spelled many different ways. 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. Spelling variants included: Nethery, Nethercott, Nethercoat, Nethercott and others.

Early Notables of the Nethercott family (pre 1700)

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United States Nethercott migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Nethercotts to arrive on North American shores:

Nethercott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicho Nethercott, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
Nethercott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Nethercott, who settled in Sacramento Co. CA in 1860

Canada Nethercott migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nethercott Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Nethercott, who arrived in Toronto in 1844

Australia Nethercott migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Nethercott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Nethercott, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Ramillies" [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nethercott (post 1700) +

  • Tara Nethercott, American politician, Member-elect of the Wyoming Senate from the 4th district (2017)
  • Stuart Nethercott (b. 1973), English former professional footballer who played from 1991 to 2008, member of the England U21 National Team (1994-1995)
  • Kenneth Walter Samuel "Ken" Nethercott (1925-2007), English professional footballer, inducted into the Norwich City F.C. Hall of Fame
  • Acer Gary Nethercott (b. 1977), British coxwain, an Olympic silver medalist (2008) and double Boat Race winner


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 11 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILLIES 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/ramillies1853.shtml.


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