Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Nussey 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.
Early Origins of the Nussey family
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.
Early History of the Nussey family
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Nussey Spelling Variations
spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Nourse, Norse, Nurse, Nowers, Noers, Noies and many more.
Early Notables of the Nussey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Nussey family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Nussey or a variant listed above:
Nussey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Nussey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Nussey (post 1700)
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