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The name Nettles is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in either of the places called Nettleton in Lincolnshire and Wiltshire, or near any enclosure where nettles grew. The surname Nettles 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.

Nettles Early Origins



The surname Nettles 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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Nettles Spelling Variations


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Nettles 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 Nettles 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 Nettles include: Nettleton, Nettletown, Nettletone, Netleton and many more.

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Nettles Early History


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Nettles Early History



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

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Nettles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nettles Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Nettles In Ireland


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Nettles In Ireland



Some of the Nettles 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Nettles or a variant listed above:

Nettles Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Carrie Nettles, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Ida Nettles, who settled in America, in 1909
  • A. M. Nettles, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1919

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nettles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nettles (post 1700)



  • Louise Nettles, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1956
  • J. Edward Nettles, American politician, U.S. Consul in Trieste, 1897
  • H. L. Nettles, American Democrat politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Buncombe County, 1915-16
  • Caleb H. Nettles, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Darlington Court House, South Carolina, 1839-40
  • Bert Nettles, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1972
  • Mary D. Nettles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 2000 (alternate), 2004, 2008
  • Zoe Sanders Nettles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2004
  • Ray Nettles (b. 1949), American born Canadian former CFL football player
  • Morris Nettles (b. 1952), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Jim Nettles (b. 1942), American former defensive back
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. 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 Nettles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nettles 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.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 10:58.

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