Netto History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Netto family
The surname Netto was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Natby, held by Borch who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.
Early History of the Netto family
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Netto Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Netby, Natby, Nateby, Neatby, Natbie, Natbee, Netbie, Netbey and many more.
Early Notables of the Netto family (pre 1700)
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Netto migration to the United States +
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Netto name or one of its variants:
Netto Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- A Netto, aged 33, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1836 
- F Netto, aged 17, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1855 
- Francisco Netto, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860 
Contemporary Notables of the name Netto (post 1700) +
- Ruy Netto (b. 1980), Brazilian footballer
- Uwe Siemon- Netto (b. 1936), German theologian and journalist
- Rodrigo da Silva Netto (1977-2006), Brazilian musician from Rio de Janeiro
- Leandro Netto de Macedo (b. 1977), known as Netto, a Brazilian footballer
- Ladislau de Souza Mello Netto (1838-1894), Brazilian botanist, director of the Brazilian National Museum in Rio de Janeiro
- José Luiz Olaio Netto, Brazilian silver and bronze medalist basketball player
- Irena Netto (1899-1992), Polish actress who appeared in 34 films between 1947 and 1969
- Igor Aleksandrovich Netto (1930-1999), Soviet footballer
- Hermógenes Netto (1913-1936), Brazilian cyclist at the 1936 Summer Olympics
- Eugen Netto (1848-1919), German mathematician
- ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ 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)