Netting History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Netting first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Knighton, which had three locations. The first West Knighton, a parish in the county of Dorset; the second, a chapelry in the parish of Lindridge in the county of Worcester; and thirdly, a chapelry in the parish of St. Margaret's, Leicestershire.

Early Origins of the Netting family

The surname Netting was first found in Worcestershire at Knighton-upon-Teame, a chapelry in the parish of Lindridge. West Knighton, is a parish in Dorset, four miles from Dorchester and Knighton is a chapelry in the parish of St. Margaret, Leicester.

The first record of the family was Henry Knighton (Cnitthon) ( fl. 1363) the English historical compiler and canon of St. Mary's Abbey, Leicester. His name, Henricus Cnitthon is found in three books of the time. [1]

Early History of the Netting family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Netting research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1170 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Netting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Netting Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Netting has appeared include Knighton and others.

Early Notables of the Netting family (pre 1700)

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

United States Netting migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Netting arrived in North America very early:

Netting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C Netting, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]

Australia Netting migration to Australia +

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

Netting Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Netting, aged 33, a blacksmith, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [3]
  • Mr. Charles Netting, (b. 1871), aged 19, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Taroba" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 5th December 1890 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Netting (post 1700) +

  • Rosalind B. Netting, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1930 [5]
  • Ralph B. Netting (1897-1985), American politician, Mayor of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1945-53 [5]
  • Conrad J. Netting (1868-1947), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1925-32; Defeated, 1932, 1934, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1942 [5]

  1. ^ Lee, Sir Stanley, Dictionary of National Biography. London: The MacMillan Company 1909. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 29th June 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Trafalgar 1854. Retrieved
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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