Category: Nisbet Name Study

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Name: Nisbet Name Study
Variations:Nesbitt, Nesbit
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This is the companion category for the Nisbet Name Study and includes other spelling variations. To add this category to a profile, you can add the One Name Study template (which will add the category automatically).

This profile is part of the Nisbet Name Study.

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results in:

Nesbitt/Nisbet Note: NN= Nesbit(t)/Nisbet(t)


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  • Nisbet is the main spelling preference in Scotland.
  • Nesbit, which is often the spelling in England.
  • Nisbett some of those moving from Scotland to England had added an extra T which they believed designated a higher social standing.
  • Nesbitt is most often the spelling in Northern Ireland of so called Ulster Scots

ORIGIN Supposedly from the Northern Middle English "nese", nose plus either the Old English pre 7th Century word "bita" meaning mouthful, or piece of ground, or "byht", a bend (in a river). The place names could therefore mean either a piece of raised land shaped like a nose, or a bend in a river shaped like a nose. The surname probably also arose independently from numerous Scottish and Northern English location named Nesbit(t)/Nisbet(t).

Known errors

  • the claim to be descended from Gospatrick also YDNA has proven many Branches are not connected as thought.


See Branch Nisbet name study below for more branch information

Publications (working on)

Subcategories (27)

Pages (38)

Person Profiles (31)


1657 Kirklington, Yorkshire, England
1650 Kirklington, Yorkshire, England
1655 - 1657
03 Apr 1799 Middlesex, England - 15 Dec 1876
1661 - bef 1663
abt 1645

N cont.

1678 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
1675 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
abt 1525 - 14 Jan 1600
abt 1612 - bef 1664
abt 1572 - aft 1616

N cont.

1682 Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
- aft 1622
1619 - Oct 1663
06 Jun 1662 - 1737

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