Last name: Nugent

This interesting surname is of Norman origin, and was introduced into Britain and Ireland after the Conquest of 1066. It is a locational name from any of the several places in Northern France, such as Nogent-sur-Oise, named with the Latin "Novientum", apparently an altered form of a Gaulish name meaning "new settlement". The Anglo-Norman family of this name are descended from Fulke de Bellesme, lord of Nogent in Normandy, who was granted large estates around Winchester after the Conquest. His great-grandson was Hugh de Nugent (died 1213), who went to Ireland with Hugh de Lacy, and was granted lands in Bracklyn in Westmeath. The family formed themselves into a clan in the Irish model, of which the chief bore the hereditary title of Uinsheadun, from their original seat at Winchester. They have been Earls of Westmeath since 1621, and the name is now widespread in Ireland. The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below). Church Records list the marriage of Phillip Nugent to Sarah Churche on November 10th 1625 at St. Bride's, Fleet Street, London, and the christening of John, son of Morrice and Julian Nugent, on August 7th 1732, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Limerick. A Coat of Arms granted to a Nugent family is ermine, two red bars. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Philip de Nugent, which was dated 1203, in the "Pleas before the King or his Justices", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Joanne Nugent
Hi,I am a fellow Nugent.I have always been interested in speaking with others of the same name,My dad's family came from outside Dublin (I am from Scotland).

veronica nugen livell
really intrested in my nugent ancestry, would love yo be in contact with other nugent fanilies my father is philip patrick nugent xxx

NIcole Nugent
where is your family from?

veronica nugent livell
hi nicole, my main branch of nugent decendents came over to britain 1066 with william the conqurere.then to ireland county meath after been given loads of land off the king after the battle.they fist came over from france, and from scandinavia bfor that. nugent is a norse name the very first nugent was philip de nogent.there r loads of nugent castles still in ireland from ireland lots of nugents came to birkenhead. my nugents have thru marriage r connected to kellys, dempsy, my grandparents lizzie and phil. my parents phil and vera. i hope this helps nicole as u should b proud of u nugent name. for lots of info, cos theirs loads and a prominent coat of arms.tpe in google first nugent family xx

George Nugent
Interesting stuff... I'm from cape Breton nova scotia Canada. Would love to know if I'm of any relation. I have no prior knowledge of country of origin or any of that

Francis Nugent Dixon
Sorry, forgot to give the site name : http://www.nugent.fr/

Francis Nugent Dixon
The Nugent surname does not originate in Normandy. In 965 (about), in order to stem Norman incursions over the border into territories controlled by Lothaire, King of France, Thibault, Count of Blois, ordered a certain Rotrou to build fortifications at a small town of Nogent-le-Châtel (Nogent stems from the Latin name "Novogentium", meaning "new settlement"), just south of the (then) Normandy Border. Nogent-le Chatel was in an administrative area called the Perche (although it does not exist as such today). The family of Rotrou became powerful, married into royalty, and became Counts of Perche. Nogent-le-Châtel later became known as Nogent-le-Rotrou, following the family name, where several generations of "Rotrou" were known. Descendants of the family settled in England, after supporting William the Conqueror in his invasion of England (1066). In 1172, the English grandsons of the family followed Henry II to Ireland, where they settlled. They became Barons of Delvin, and their descendants eventually became Earls of Westmeath. The "De Nogent" name was anglicized to Nugent in about 1410 by Sir William Nugent (Sheriff of Westmeath). For more details concerning the origins and descendancy of the Nugent Family, see my site.

John Patrick Nugent
Like your post Francis. Our family was from all of what you said. We became the Sheriff of America as well. We live in Australia now and do a lot of work still for the royal family in England. I have just recently did a little research on my family where I found this out.

Lawrence Nugent
Hello to you all. I am fiercely proud of my surname and family history but I have heard many variations in the story of the founding of the Nugent name in England/Ireland (from de Nogent). I had read somewhere that the earlier Nugents were illegitimate sons of French royalty who were given titles but were determined to make a name for themeselves by serving with William the Conqueror in the invasion of Britain. They supposedly commanded a division of the Norman forces and were awarded the counties of Meath and Westmeath in Ireland to govern as reward for their services. I do find it all fascinating and I am always keen to learn more, some of your posts I find really intrigueing and I would like to visit any websites you would recommend. Decreví.

Lawrence Nugent
my grandfather was also called John Patrick Nugent. One of the most remarkable men I have ever known.