Early Origins of the Nomperson family
The surname Nomperson was first found in Cumberland
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
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
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, Monpesare, a Norman noble from a castle on the river Scie in Normandy, and who was recorded in the Domesday Book
census of 1086.
Early History of the Nomperson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nomperson research.Another 287 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1320, 1510, 1600, 1457, 1478, 1508, 1540, 1639, 1709, 1661, 1715, 1699, 1701, 1703 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Nomperson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nomperson Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mumperson, Momperson, Nomperson, Nonperson, Mompesson, Mumpesson, Nonperson, Mounpynson, Moneyperson, Moneperson and many more.
Early Notables of the Nomperson family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Mompesson of Bathampton Wyly, who was High Sheriffs of Wiltshire
in 1478 and in 1508; Edward Mompesson, who was High Sheriffs of Wiltshire
in 1540; William Mompesson (1639-1709) Derbyshire
clergyman, known for the decision to isolate the village... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nomperson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nomperson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Mompesson, who arrived in Virginia in 1667.
The Nomperson Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ma foi en Dieu seulement
Motto Translation: My faith in God only