The Notow surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name Noto in Siracusa province, Sicily.
Early Origins of the Notow family
The surname Notow was first found in Palermo (Sicilian: Palermu, Latin: Panormus), a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the region of Sicily
and the Province of Palermo at the foot of Mount Pellegrino, originally a Phoenician colony in the 3rd century B.C. Carthage and then the Saracens in 835 each occupied the city. The Norman period from 1050 was the most important and many ancient ruins exist from that time period. Two city gates still remain. The museum is notable and has many priceless relics. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.
Early History of the Notow family
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Notow Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Notow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Notow family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolo Notto, who arrived in Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906; Michele Notto, who arrived in Ashtabula Co., OH sometime between 1875 and 1906.