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Nottingham Surname Origin

Locality. From the borough town of Nottingham, in England. Bailey says the name is corrupted from Snottingham, from the Saxon Snottenga, caves, and ham, a village, from the many caves and places of security found in that county.

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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'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb

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