Nunnery History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Nunnery family

The surname Nunnery was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held a family seat in east Lancashire.

Early History of the Nunnery family

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Nunnery Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Nunnerly, Nunnally, Nunneley, Nunally, Nunaly and others.

Early Notables of the Nunnery family (pre 1700)

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Nunnery Ranking

In the United States, the name Nunnery is the 9,303rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


West Indies Nunnery migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [2]
Nunnery Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • John Nunnery, who settled in Barbados in 1679


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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