Nothing History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nothing surname was a topographic name, referring to someone who came "from the North." [1] [2] [3]

Early Origins of the Nothing family

The surname Nothing was first found in Huntingdonshire where William le Northerne was listed in 1252. [2] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included: Thomas le Northeryn, Lincolnshire; and Geoffrey le Northern, Norfolk. [3]

Later, Richard le Northryn, le Northren was listed at Wakefield, Yorkshire in 1317 and William Northene was recorded in the Subsidy Rolls of Suffolk in 1327. [2]

The Writs of Parliament recorded Thomas le Northern. And in Somerset, Richard le Northerne was recorded there 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [4]

Early History of the Nothing family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nothing research. Another 44 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1666 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Nothing History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nothing Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Northen, Northern, Northerne, Northyn, Northryn, Northene and many more.

Early Notables of the Nothing family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Nothing Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Nothing family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Northerne, who came to Virginia in 1636; Ezekiel Northend, who came to Rowley, MA in 1652; John Northend, who settled in Maryland in 1661; Hester Northern, who came to Virginia in 1666.



  1. ^ Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.


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