England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Nofty 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.
Early Origins of the Nofty family
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.
Early History of the Nofty family
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Nofty Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Nofty has been recorded under many different variations, including Noftall, Noftle, Naftel, Nofty, Noftal and many more.
Early Notables of the Nofty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nofty family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nofty Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Nofty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
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