I'm creating a site that will feature links
to and works of those who bear the surname
Notter. Anyone who bears the Notter surname
should contact me. Thank you!
In the interim, here is some information
regarding those who bear this unique surname.
I'm 1 of 3,100 who possess the surname
Notter. In antiquity, a Notter or Nutter
(alternate spelling) was a literate person
who carried parchment and ink in a leather
They provided their literary skills to the
governments and general populations which were predominantly illiterate in ancient
Notter means scribe. Interestingly, my
(incidentally I was born in August) Notter,
while working as a Clerk (French for Scribe)
Lillian Clark (English for Scribe).
Note: This is also the tie in with my being the fourth generation grandson of Explorer, General George Rogers Clark, elder brother of Explorer, Captain William Clark of the Corp of Discovery a.k.a. Lewis & Clark Expedition.
However, that is not my claim to fame. :-)
It's just a historical ancestral tidbit.
Throughout history and today, Notters have
established themselves in the arts, sciences,
business, religion, as well as other
important key positions in societies around
the world. In sociological terms, their being
in service to society (humanity) places them
atop the pyramid of the hierarchy of society.
Notter surname: an alternate spelling and
meaning. In addition to what one did,
surnames were also derived from places and
due to dialects were pronounced differently and/or due to penmanship appeared to be spelled differently.
This accounts for one variation of Notter,
which is, Nutter. It is easy to see when
written, the letter o could appear as u and
According to Svensson's Saxon Place - Names
Of East Cornwall, the name Notter first
appears in 1300 and meant bare rock.
Perhaps, slang for a clean slate.
Notter Bridge, located in Cornwall, near
Saltash Valley in Great Britain, consists of
a Bare Rock Ionian influenced Roman
Architecture Keystone Design.
There is also a Notter Trail in Arizona.
In closing, I look forward to hearing from anyone interested in the Notter site project.
It may be to some just a surname, however, it carries with it a responsibility and respect.