Origins Available: English, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon name Notman comes from when the family resided at the knot, the summit of a rocky hill, from the residence near that place.
Early Origins of the Notman family
Derbyshire where traditionally the name was descended from the Scandinavian King Canute, or Cnut. Drayton sings "The Knot that called was Canutus, bird of old, of that great King of Danes, his name that still doth hold, his appetite to please that far and near was sought, for his, as some have said, from Denmark hither brought."
Early History of the Notman family
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Notman Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Notman has been recorded under many different variations, including Cnot, Cnotte, Canute, Cnut, Knot, Knout, Knotte, Knott and many more.
Early Notables of the Notman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Notman family to Ireland
Some of the Notman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Notman family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Notman or a variant listed above:
Notman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Notman (post 1700)
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