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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
  • Ann Nurse who settled in Barbados in 1660
  • John Nurse, who came to Barbados in 1664
  • Joseph Nurse, who came to 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 came to 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
  • George Robert Nurse, who arrived in Mississippi in 1898

Nurse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Bernard Nurse, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1723 [1]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 [1]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 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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.

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