Noton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the first family to use the name Noton lived among the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The name Noton comes from the Pictish name Nechtan. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Neachdainn, which means son of Nechtan.

Early Origins of the Noton family

The surname Noton was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held lands at Lochow and Loch Fyne, called Glenera, Glenshira, and Glen Fyne.

Early History of the Noton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Noton research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1431, 1438, 1565, 1614, 1627, and 1691 are included under the topic Early Noton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Noton Spelling Variations

In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Noton has been spelled MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.

Early Notables of the Noton family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Noton family to Ireland

Some of the Noton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Noton migration to the United States +

In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Noton:

Noton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Noton, who settled in St. Clair County, Illinois, in 1856
  • Isaac Noton, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1856 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Noton (post 1700) +

  • Carl Noton, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948, 1950, 1952 [2]
  • David Noton (b. 1957), English landscape and travel photographer; Wildlife Photographer of the Year in 1985, 1989 and 1990

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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