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In ancient Scotland, the ancestors of the Norten family were part of a tribe called the Picts. The name Norten is derived from the Pictish name Nechtan. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neachdainn, which means son of Nechtan.

Norten Early Origins



The surname Norten was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held lands at Lochow and Loch Fyne, called Glenera, Glenshira, and Glen Fyne.

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Norten Spelling Variations


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Norten Spelling Variations



The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Norten has been spelled MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.

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Norten Early History


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Norten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norten research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1431, 1438, 1565, 1614, 1627, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Norten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norten Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Norten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norten In Ireland


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Norten In Ireland



Some of the Norten family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Norten:

Norten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J N Norten, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
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    The Norten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norten 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 27 October 2015 at 14:49.

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