Last name: Nation
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Mr Christopher Nation
My own surname, Nation, is particularly associated with Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. A Devonian Nation who showed me a family tree going back to the 16thC found the easternmost Nation on record at Batheaston at the village - you would never guess - on the eastern edge of Bath, Somerset. The Somerset Nations are most commonly associated with the villages around Taunton, particularly West Monkton and Norton Fitzwarren. It was the West Country Nations in the 17thC/18C/19thC who made for Bristol to take ship west to the USA where there are many branches in the southeastern States and to the Caribbean. A Nation from Norton Fitzwarren was transported to Australia in the 18thC for stealing a sheep from an estate at Anstey. There are branches of the nation lineage in Oz as a result. I find this entry on this site very poor, consisting mostly of general knowledge [some erroneous] and, as we see, completely lacking in any detail of the West Country Nations
Christopher, I found it so interesting to read your comments I put in Nation as my Grandma was Caroline Mary Nation and she lived in and around Langport, Taunton and Westmonkton. I was trying to find out about the origin of her surname as I always liked it she was born in 1886.
I had no clue where my last name originated from. As I live in USA I find this interesting. Thanks
My name is really Van Lee Nations but was changed when I was a small child as my mother married Freddie Rhodes . I have since reconnected with My Nations Family . My Uncle James Nations said our family came from England and I seen this on internet where a James Nations came to America in 1839 .
I also have been told we came from Israel before England . Does anyone know if Nations were Jewish ?
My grandmother came over to Canada from Wales near Tonypandy, I have info of her father Walter Edward Nation of Wells/Bath area do you have any information on this branch?
Richard I did not die as a result of the III Crusade but as a result of the war which had broken out with France in his absence. He died whilst defending his lands in Maine/Normandy.