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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The 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.

Notman Early Origins



The surname Notman was first found in 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."

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Notman Spelling Variations


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Notman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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.

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Notman Early History


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Notman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Notman research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1730, 1582, 1656, 1606 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Notman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Notman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Notman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Notman In Ireland


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Notman In Ireland



Some of the Notman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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


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The Great Migration



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

  • J Notman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Notman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Notman (post 1700)



  • John Notman (1810-1865), Scottish-born American architect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • William Notman Q. C. (1805-1865), Scottish-born, Canadian lawyer and politician in Canada West who represented Middlesex in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1848 to 1851
  • Alexander McKeachie Notman (b. 1979), Scottish football player
  • William Notman (1826-1891), Scottish-born, Canadian photographer and businessman, Queen Victoria named him "Photographer to the Queen"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Notman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Notman 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 9 September 2013 at 19:45.

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