Nottley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Nottley surname is thought to have been a habitational name from the places Black and White Notley in Essex. These place names derive from the Old English "hnut" meaning a "nut tree," and "le-ah," which referred to a "clearing." [1]

Early Origins of the Nottley family

The surname Nottley was first found in Essex at Black Notley or White Notley, parishes, in the union of Braintree, hundred of Witham. These ancient Saxon villages date back to 998 when they were both known as Hnutlea. [1] By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the village was known as Nutlea. [2] "White Notley and Black Notley formerly constituted one township, styled in Domesday Book Nutlea, Nutleia, and Nuchelea, and in other records Nutteslega and Nutelegh: the name is supposed to signify 'a nut pasture.' " [3] By the 13th century the villages had split to become Blake Nuteleye in 1252 and White Nuteleye in 1235. [1] Notley Abbey, an Augustinian abbey near Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire was founded between 1154 and 1164 by the second Earl of Buckingham, Walter Giffard and his wife, Ermengar.

Important Dates for the Nottley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nottley research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1665, 1676 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Nottley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nottley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nottley, Notley, Notleigh, Nott and others.

Early Notables of the Nottley family (pre 1700)

Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nottley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nottley migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nottley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Nottley, who arrived in Maryland in 1665 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ 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)
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