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The Nottingham surname is a habitational name, taken on from the city of Nottingham in the East Midlands.

Nottingham Early Origins



The surname Nottingham was first found in Nottingham where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Nottingham, held by Hugh Fitzbaldrick from the King, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Nottingham Spelling Variations


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Nottingham Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Nottingham, Nottinham, Notham, Nottham, Notingham and others.

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Nottingham Early History


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Nottingham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nottingham research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1169 is included under the topic Early Nottingham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nottingham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nottingham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Nottingham Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nottingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Nottingham, who came to Maryland in 1658
  • Rich Nottingham, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Thomas Nottingham, who landed in Maryland in 1670
  • Thomas Nottingham, who arrived in Maryland in 1670
  • Joseph Nottingham, who arrived in Virginia in 1673

Nottingham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Nottingham, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1755
  • William Nottingham, who came to Virginia in 1768

Nottingham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Nottingham, who landed in America in 1807
  • Eliza Nottingham, who settled in New York, NY in 1820
  • George Nottingham, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nottingham (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nottingham (post 1700)



  • W. Nottingham, American Democrat politician, Chair of Gilmer County Democratic Party, 1961-63
  • Jack Nottingham, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 122nd District, 2002
  • David M. Nottingham (1854-1913), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1903-06
  • Edward Willis Nottingham Jr. (b. 1948), former United States federal judge in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado (1989-2008)
  • Mark Nottingham (b. 1971), influential American web infrastructure developer
  • Don Nottingham (b. 1949), American football running back
  • Jimmy Nottingham (1925-1978), American jazz trumpeter

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Nottingham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nottingham 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 1 April 2016 at 14:09.

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