Category Archives: Surnames

Nottingham West – Hudson, New Hampshire

John Mitchell, pioneer from Ulster Scotland, was an original settler of Nottingham West, now Hudson, New Hampshire. At that time, Hudson originally was part of Dunstable, Mass. In 1741, it became Nottingham, Mass.; in 1746, Nottingham West, N.H.; and finally, … Continue reading

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Ancestors of John Mitchel (to Nelson Mitchell)

Our first generation of Mitchells in America from Nelson B. Mitchell’s line settled in Nottingham West (now Hudson), New Hampshire.  John Mitchel (as it was then spelled) was one of the 16 Ulster-Scot families who came from Ireland (Scottish decent).  … Continue reading

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Dymoke – The name of Champions

Dymoke is the name of an English family holding the office of king’s champion. The functions of the champion were to ride into Westminster Hall at the coronation banquet, and challenge all comers to impugn the King’s title (see Champion). … Continue reading

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