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Nottingham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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

Early Origins of the Nottingham family


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.

Early History of the Nottingham family


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Nottingham Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Nottingham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Nottingham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nottingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Nottingham, who settled in Maryland in 1658
  • Rich Nottingham, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Nottingham, who landed in Maryland in 1670 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • 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 settled in Virginia in 1768

Nottingham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Nottingham, who landed in America in 1807 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eliza Nottingham, who settled in New York, NY in 1820
  • George Nottingham, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1821

Contemporary Notables of the name Nottingham (post 1700)


  • 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
  • W. Nottingham, American Democrat politician, Chair of Gilmer County Democratic Party, 1961-63 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jack Nottingham, American politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 122nd District, 2002 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David M. Nottingham (1854-1913), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1903-06 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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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)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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