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Nott Surname Origin

Hnott, Saxon, smooth, round, a nut. Notted, an old word for shorn, polled. The name may have come from wearing the hair short and smooth. 'A nott hed had he, with a brown visage.'--Chaucer. The following, it is said, was penned by the first wife of the Rev. Dr. Nott, on his asking her hand in marriage: 'Why urge, dear sir, a bashful maid, To change her single lot, When well you know, I've often said In truth, I love you, Nott. For all your pain I do, Nott, care, And trust me on my life, Though you had thousands,--I declare, I would, Nott, be your wife.'

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

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