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Nurse is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Nurse family lived in Leicestershire. The name, however, is a reference to Noiers, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Nurse Early Origins



The surname Nurse was first found in Leicestershire where they were Lords of the manor of Knossington, and where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. At the time of the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086, the family was shown with several spellings, de Noiers, de Noies, de Nouuers, Noers, Nourse. The first Lord of the manor was Simon de Noers, and he was succeeded by Robert de Nowers, Lord of the manor of Knossington in 1278.

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Nurse Spelling Variations


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Nurse Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Nurse family name include Nourse, Norse, Nurse, Nowers, Noers, Noies and many more.

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Nurse Early History


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Nurse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nurse research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nurse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Nurse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Nurse Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Nurse family to immigrate North America:

Nurse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Nurse, who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1640
  • Susanna Nurse, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Ann Nurse who settled in Barbados in 1660
  • John Nurse, who setted in Barbados in 1664
  • Joseph Nurse, who setted in Virginia in 1667
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Nurse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Peter Nurse, who setted in Maryland in 1718
  • Catherine Nurse, who settled in Virginia in 1773

Nurse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Osburn Nurse, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1827
  • Samuel Nurse, who landed in Mississippi in 1892 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Robert Nurse, who arrived in Mississippi in 1898 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Nurse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernard Nurse, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1723 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Edward Nurse, who was on record as a fisherman in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland in 1739 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Elizabeth Nurse, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760

Nurse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jane Nurse, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Nurse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Nurse (post 1700)



  • Nick Nurse (b. 1967), American basketball coach
  • Sir Paul Maxime Nurse PRS (b. 1949), British geneticist and cell biologist co-winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Godfrey Nurse (1888-1968), American Democrat politician,Presidential Elector for New York, 1932, 1936, 1944; Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1934
  • Godfrey Nurse (1888-1968), American Democrat politician, Physician; Surgeon; Presidential Elector for New York, 1932, 1936, 1944; Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Member of New York Democratic State Committee, 1934
  • Brigadier Henry Scott Nurse (b. 1896), Australian Inspector-General of Munitions from 1948 to 1950
  • Brigadier Fred Norman Nurse (b. 1899), Australian Royal Artillery officer, Army Headquarters
  • Phil Nurse (b. 1963), British kickboxer and undefeated European Light Welterweight Champion
  • George Edward Nurse VC (1873-1945), Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Nurse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Nurse Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 10 February 2017 at 12:53.

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