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Early Origins of the Nucourt family

The surname Nucourt was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates and held a family seat at Tiverton.

Over in nearby Cornwall, "Lansidwell, commonly called Nansugell, which is now a farm house, was for many years a seat of the Newcourts." 1

Early History of the Nucourt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nucourt research. Another 136 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1080, 1163, 1399, 1455, 1487, 1510, 1567, 1600, 1679 and 1716 are included under the topic Early Nucourt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nucourt Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Nucourt family name include Newcourt, Newcord, Nucourt, Neucourt, Mewcourt and many more.

Early Notables of the Nucourt family

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Migration of the Nucourt family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Nucourt surname or a spelling variation of the name include: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

  1. Hutchins, Fortescue, The History of Cornwall, from the Earliest Records and Traditions to the Present Time. London: William Penaluna, 1824. Print on Facebook