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Nottingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Nottingham in the East Midlands, named in Old English as ‘homestead (ham) of Snot’s people’. The initial S- was lost in the 12th century, due to the influence of Anglo-Norman French (the combination sn- is alien to French).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cottingham, Frothingham, Whittingham, Eltringham, Brantingham

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Nottingham Family Origin

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Nottingham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    8%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nottingham. A less common occupation for the Nottingham family was Blacksmith. The most common Nottingham occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Nottingham's were Farmers.

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Nottingham Historical Records

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Nottingham Life Expectancy

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Famous Nottingham Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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