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The ancestors of the bearers of the Nettle family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in either of the places called Nettleton in Lincolnshire and Wiltshire, or near any enclosure where nettles grew. The surname Nettle belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Nettle Early Origins



The surname Nettle was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Nettleton some say from the time of the Norman Conquest by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Nettle Spelling Variations


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Nettle Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Nettle include Nettleton, Nettletown, Nettletone, Netleton and many more.

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Nettle Early History


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Nettle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nettle research. Another 270 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1683, and 1742 are included under the topic Early Nettle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nettle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nettle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nettle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nettle In Ireland


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Nettle In Ireland



Some of the Nettle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Nettle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Nettle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Surrey" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/ Surrey 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm
  • George Nettle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849
  • Mary Ann Nettle, aged 30, a domestic sevant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Edward Nettle, aged 22, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Hungerford"
  • Edward Nettle, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nettle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nettle (post 1700)



  • Bea Nettle (b. 1946), American fine art photographer and author
  • Gordon Douglas "Doug" Nettle (b. 1951), former professional American football defensive back
  • Morris Nettle (b. 1952), former American Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Robert Dale Nettle (b. 1924), former American member of the Ohio General Assembly
  • Harry Nettle (1894-1957), American Republican politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 2nd District, 1923-26
  • Gina Nettle, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 2008
  • Kerry Nettle (b. 1973), former Australian Senator and member of the Australian Greens in New South Wales

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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SURRY/SURREY 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Surry-Surrey.htm

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Nettle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nettle 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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