Notton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Notton family

The surname Notton 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 Notton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Notton 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 Notton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Notton Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Notton has appeared MacNaughton, McNachton, MacNaghten, MacNechten, Notton, Norton and many more.

Early Notables of the Notton family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Notton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Notton family to Ireland

Some of the Notton 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 Notton migration to the United States +

Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland and Australia, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Notton:

Notton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jon Notton, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
Notton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Notton, who settled in Ashtabula County, Ohio from 1875-1906


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