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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Notleigh Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was known as Nutlea. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
"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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
By the 13th century the villages had split to become Blake Nuteleye in 1252 and White Nuteleye in 1235. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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.

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Notleigh Early History


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Notleigh Early History



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Notleigh Spelling Variations


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Notleigh Spelling Variations



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

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Notleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Notleigh Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



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.

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