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The Nuttall name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the settlement of Nuthall in Nottinghamshire, or in the place named Nuttall in the county of Lancashire. The surname Nuttall belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

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The surname Nuttall 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The place dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Nutehale. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally the place name means "nook of land where nut trees grow" from the Old English words "hnutu" + "halh." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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 Nuttall has undergone many spelling variations, including Nuttall, Nutthall, Nutshall and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nuttall research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nuttall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the Nuttall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Nuttall were among those contributors:

Nuttall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Nuttall settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Nuttall, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Nuttall and Thomas Nuttall, who came to Virginia in 1662
  • Ralph Nuttall, who arrived in Maryland in 1682

Nuttall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ann Nuttall, who arrived in Virginia in 1725

Nuttall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Nuttall, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • Edward Nuttall, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • Richard Nuttall, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • Robert Nuttall, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1858
  • Edward, John, Joshua, Newton, Robert, Thomas, and William Nuttall all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
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Nuttall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Nuttall, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • George Nuttall, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Thomas Nuttall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orator" in 1849

Nuttall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Nuttall arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858
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  • George Nuttall (1863-1937), British-American bacteriologist
  • James Nuttall, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate from Granville County, 1824, 1827
  • Albert Nuttall, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 10th District, 1952
  • Zelia Maria Magdalena Nuttall (1857-1933), American archeologist and anthropologist
  • Thomas Nuttall (1786-1859), English-born, American naturalist, and pioneering paleontologist
  • Sir Keith Nuttall (1901-1941), 2nd Baronet, English officer in the Royal Engineers in the Second World War and was responsible for running BAM Nuttall during the 1920s and 1930s
  • James Nuttall (1877-1957), English developer and responsible for expanding BAM Nuttall to be a nationwide business, son of James Nuttall Sr
  • Sir Edmund Nuttall Jr., (1870-1923), 1st Baronet, English peer and son of James Nuttall Sr
  • James Nuttall Sr., (1865-1911), English founder of BAM Nuttall Limited is a construction and civil engineering company in 1865, best known for having built the Liver Building in 1911
  • John Mitchell Nuttall (1890-1958), English physicist, best known for co-developing the Geiger-Nuttall law of radioactive decay
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Nuttall Historic Events



Empress of Ireland

  • Master Ralph Nuttall (1914-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Master Tom Nuttall (1913-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Christina Nuttall (1885-1914), née McColl Canadian Second Class Passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  9. 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.
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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