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Nett Early Origins



The surname Nett was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Natby, held by Borch who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Nett Spelling Variations


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Nett Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Nett are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Nett include Netby, Natby, Nateby, Neatby, Natbie, Natbee, Netbie, Netbey and many more.

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Nett Early History


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Nett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nett research. Another 238 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1350, 1468, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Nett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nett Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Nett, or a variant listed above:

Nett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Nett, who arrived in Virginia in 1639

Nett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Friederich Nett, who landed in Georgia in 1734-1741
  • Michael Nett, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743

Nett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Nett, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Nett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John J Nett, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851
  • Rebecca Nett, aged 26, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hydaspes" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nett (post 1700)



  • Robert B. Nett (1922-2008), United States Army officer and a recipient of the U.S. military's highest decoration
  • John N. Nett (b. 1875), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 46th District, 1917-18
  • Carl A. Nett, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives 35th District; Elected 1973, 1975
  • Jason Nett, Canadian composer, producer, and guitarist

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Nett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nett 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.

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