Noltie of Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The original German spelling was meant to be "Nolte".
is still a common name in that area of Germany today.
Our line starts with:
He was an iron maker or founder.
Think he was of the Germanic state of
Holy Roman Empire
- (son) Nolte.
He went to America.
born c.1740, Germany.
[Noltie family memoir]
says he was born in
on the border of Germany and Switzerland.
This must be the state of
but this was in
nowhere near Switzerland.
Henry settled in Scotland.
Name changed to Noltie.
Henry is "Nolty" at marriage 1780.
But Edinburgh street directory 1786 onward says "Noltie".
And "Noltie" in basically all records from then on.