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Noftall is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Noftall family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Noftall family lived in Guernsey. Their name, however, is a reference to the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Noftall Early Origins



The surname Noftall was first found in Guernsey where they held a family seat from very early times and acquired the lands of Noftall. They were originally from Fief of Bully, held by Robert Mellevilla in the Bailiwick of Neufchatel-en-Dary in Normandy. In 1184 Engueran (Ingram) de Moncellis held Neufchatel according to the Norman Exchequer Rolls of 1184. They were conjecturally descended from Neufchatel. This family also held the lands of Nun Coton in Lincolnshire.

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Noftall Spelling Variations


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Noftall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Noftall have been found, including Noftall, Noftle, Naftel, Nofty, Noftal and many more.

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Noftall Early History


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Noftall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noftall research. Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Noftall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Noftall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Noftall Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Noftall Notables 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



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Noftall were among those contributors:

Noftall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter A. Noftall, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1919
  • Chesley Noftall, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1921

Noftall Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Walter Noftall, aged 19, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundand, in 1920

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Contemporary Notables of the name Noftall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Noftall (post 1700)



  • Karen Noftall, Canadian President of the Board of Directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (2010)
  • Dr. Frank Noftall, Canadian Orthopedic Surgeon, St. Johns Newfoundland

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Noftall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Noftall 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 7 April 2014 at 08:58.

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