Nettleton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Nettleton belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in either of the places called Nettleton in Lincolnshire and Wiltshire, or near any enclosure where nettles grew. The surname Nettleton 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.

Early Origins of the Nettleton family

The surname Nettleton 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.

Early History of the Nettleton family

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Nettleton Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Nettleton include Nettleton, Nettletown, Nettletone, Netleton and many more.

Early Notables of the Nettleton family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Nettleton family to Ireland

Some of the Nettleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Nettleton migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Nettleton were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Nettleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Nettleton who arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • James Nettleton, aged 22, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • John Nettleton, who landed in New England in 1663 [1]
Nettleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Nettleton, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765

Canada Nettleton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nettleton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Daniel Nettleton U.E. (b. 1740) born in Killingworth, Connecticut, USA who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he served in Jessup's Rangers, he died in 1798 in Montague Township, Lanark County, Ontario [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Nettleton U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [2]

Australia Nettleton migration to Australia +

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

Nettleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Nettleton, aged 27, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Nettleton (post 1700) +

  • Lois June Nettleton (1927-2008), American actress of film, stage, and television
  • Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844), American theologian and pastor
  • Henry S. Nettleton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Washington, 1908 [4]
  • Henry I. Nettleton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Durham, 1912 [4]
  • Francis Irving Nettleton (b. 1874), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Huntington, 1907-08; Mayor of Shelton, Connecticut, 1919-30 [4]
  • Ernest E. Nettleton, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Middlefield, 1904 [4]
  • Eliphaz Nettleton, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Durham, 1825 [4]
  • Charles Hine Nettleton (b. 1850), American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Shelton, Connecticut, 1882-83 [4]
  • C. B. Nettleton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1924 [4]
  • Arthur T. Nettleton, American politician, Warden (borough president) of Newtown, Connecticut, 1920-22 [4]
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. George Walter Nettleton, aged 29, Irish Fireman/Stoker from Belfast, Ireland who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on collapsible B [5]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 1st January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Star Queen 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/starqueen1854.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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