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Nolt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Nolt arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Nolt family lived in the township of Knowlton, Kent, from whence their name is taken.

Early Origins of the Nolt family


The surname Nolt was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times, and were granted the lands by King William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were conjecturally descended from Thurstan, a Norman noble, who held the lands of Knowlton, originally spelt Chenoltone, from the Bishop of Bayeux.

Early History of the Nolt family


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Nolt Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Knowltone, Knowlten, Nowlton, Nolton, Knowelden and others.

Early Notables of the Nolt family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nolt family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Nolt or a variant listed above were:

Nolt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Nolt, who landed in New York in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Johanna Nolt, who arrived in New York in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Fanny Nolt, aged 35, who emigrated to America, in 1892

Nolt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Franz Nolt, aged 7, who landed in America from Odessa, in 1902
  • Georg Nolt, aged 34, who landed in America from Odessa, in 1902
  • Julia Nolt, aged 2, who settled in America from Odessa, in 1902
  • Maria Nolt, aged 5, who emigrated to the United States from Odessa, in 1902
  • Elenora Nolt, aged 32, who landed in America from Odessa, in 1902
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Nolt (post 1700)


  • Steven M. Nolt, American professor of history at Goshen College, author of ten books about the Amish and Mennonite history and culture

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  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)

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