The name Nutson is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from Cnute,
a popular name in England
in the early Middle Ages. It was popular thanks to the influence of Cnut, a Dane, who became King of England
in 1016. "There are two Cnuts in Domesday, one in Yorkshire
, the other in Derbyshire." CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Alternatively, it may be of nickname origin, from the Old English word hnutu, which meant brown, and would have been given to someone with a brown complexion. It may be that this is the origin of the English saying "Brown as a nut," used for someone who has spent a lot of time in the sun.
Early Origins of the Nutson family
The surname Nutson was first found in Gloucestershire
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Nutson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nutson research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1668, 1640, 1653, 1620, 1623, 1623, 1620, 1620, 1656, 1716, 1660, 1722, 1612, 1550, 1600, 1600, 1987, 1577 and 1576 are included under the topic Early Nutson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Nutson Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Nutson has undergone many spelling variations
, including Nutt, Nudd, Nutting, Knutt, Nuttman, Nutter and others.
Early Notables of the Nutson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Nutt (1605-1668), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1653; and John Nutt ( fl.
1620-1623), English pirate born in Devon
who raided the Newfoundland and western England
for three years before his capture by Sir John Eliot in... Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nutson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nutson family to Ireland
Some of the Nutson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 98 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Nutson family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Nutson were among those contributors: James Nutt and his wife Rebecca settled with their three children in New York in 1739; Thomas and William Nudd settled in Barbados in 1663; William Nutt settled in Virginia in 1636.
Contemporary Notables of the name Nutson (post 1700)
- Roy Kencel Nutson (b. 1964), American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 8th District, 1948 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html