Nudale History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Nudale is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the settlement of Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, or in the place named Nuttall in the county of Lancashire. The surname Nudale belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Nudale family

The surname Nudale was first found in Nottinghamshire at Nuthall, parish, in the union of Basford, S. division of the wapentake of Broxtow. Nuthall Temple, occupying a commanding site near the village, is a handsome mansion, built in imitation of the Villa Capra, at Vicenza, in Italy, and surrounded by an extensive park embellished with plantations and an artificial lake. [1] The place dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Nutehale. [2] Literally the place name means "nook of land where nut trees grow" from the Old English words "hnutu" + "halh." [3]

Important Dates for the Nudale family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nudale research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nudale History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Nudale 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 Nudale family name include Nuttall, Nutthall, Nutshall and others.

Early Notables of the Nudale family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Nudale family to Ireland

Some of the Nudale 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.

Nudale migration to Canada

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, 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 Nudale surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Nudale Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Adam Nudale U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Royal Regiment of New York [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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