Notleigh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Notleigh surname is thought to have been a habitational name from the places Black and White Notley in Essex. These place names derive from the Old English "hnut" meaning a "nut tree," and "le-ah," which referred to a "clearing." [1]

Early Origins of the Notleigh family

The surname Notleigh was first found in Essex at Black Notley or White Notley, parishes, in the union of Braintree, hundred of Witham. These ancient Saxon villages date back to 998 when they were both known as Hnutlea. [1] By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was known as Nutlea. [2] "White Notley and Black Notley formerly constituted one township, styled in Domesday Book Nutlea, Nutleia, and Nuchelea, and in other records Nutteslega and Nutelegh: the name is supposed to signify 'a nut pasture.' " [3] By the 13th century the villages had split to become Blake Nuteleye in 1252 and White Nuteleye in 1235. [1] Notley Abbey, an Augustinian abbey near Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire was founded between 1154 and 1164 by the second Earl of Buckingham, Walter Giffard and his wife, Ermengar.

Important Dates for the Notleigh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Notleigh research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1676 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Notleigh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Notleigh Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nottley, Notley, Notleigh, Nott and others.

Early Notables of the Notleigh family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Notleigh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Notleigh family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary, Catherine and Thomas Nott settled in Maine in 1635; Edward Notley, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Mathew Notley, who arrived in Maryland in 1670.

Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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