Nettlefold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Nettlefold family
The surname Nettlefold was first found in Surrey 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 14th century when John de Netelfold held estates in that county in the year 1310.
Early History of the Nettlefold family
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Nettlefold Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Nettlefold are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. 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. The variations of the name Nettlefold include: Nettlefold, Netelfold, Nettelfold, Nettleford and many more.
Early Notables of the Nettlefold family (pre 1700)
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| Nettlefold migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Nettlefold Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Nettlefold, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia 
- Thomas Nettlefold, a smith, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
|Contemporary Notables of the name Nettlefold (post 1700) ||+|
- John Sutton Nettlefold JP (1866-1930), English jurist
- Archibald Nettlefold (1870-1944), English owner of Walton film studios in England
- Michael Nettlefold (b. 1959), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1979 to 1985
- Joseph Henry Nettlefold (1827-1881), British industrialist, son of John Sutton Nettlefold, managing director of Nettlefold and Chamberlain in Birmingham
- Frederick Nettlefold (1833-1915), British industrialist, son of John Sutton Nettlefold
- John Sutton Nettlefold (1792-1866), British industrialist and entrepreneur, co-founder of Nettlefold and Chamberlain
- William 'Bill' Nettlefold (b. 1953), former Australian rules footballer who played from 1974 to 1982