Nesbitt Family History
Nesbitt Name Meaning
Scottish (Borders) northern English and northern Irish: habitational name from Nesbit (part of Nesbit and Thorpe Bulmer in Durham) Nesbit in Doddington or Nesbitt in Stamfordham (both in Northumberland) or Nesbit in Edrom (Berwickshire). All of these placenames appear to derive from Old English nēs or nesu ‘nose’ in the sense ‘promontory’ or ‘projecting piece of land in the bend of a river’ + Old English byht ‘bend curve (in a river)’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the early 17th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press