Show ContentsNuthall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Nuthall comes from when the family resided in the settlement of Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, or in the place named Nuttall in the county of Lancashire. The surname Nuthall 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 Nuthall family

The surname Nuthall 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]

Early History of the Nuthall family

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Nuthall Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Nuthall has been recorded under many different variations, including Nuttall, Nutthall, Nutshall and others.

Early Notables of the Nuthall family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Nuthall family to Ireland

Some of the Nuthall 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.

United States Nuthall migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Nuthall or a variant listed above:

Nuthall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Nuthall and his wife Eliza who went to Virginia in 1645
  • John Nuthall, who arrived in Virginia in 1645 [4]
  • Arthur Nuthall, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [4]
  • Nicholas Nuthall, who landed in Maryland in 1676 [4]
Nuthall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Nuthall went to America in 1770

Canada Nuthall migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Nuthall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Nuthall, who was included in a Toronto census that showed that she had moved there in 1871 at the age of 56

Contemporary Notables of the name Nuthall (post 1700) +

  • Betty Nuthall, English professional tennis player, inducted into the Tennis Hall of Fame in 1977
  • Thomas Nuthall (d. 1775), English politician and attorney
  • Matthew Nuthall (b. 1983), Welsh rugby union player

  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. 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) on Facebook