Notman Family History
Notman Name Meaning
English and Scottish: occupational name from Middle English note-man ‘nut-seller’. English: occupational name denoting ‘servant of Nott’ (see Nott ) with Middle English man ‘man servant’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a poor man from German Not ‘need want’ + Mann (Yiddish man) ‘man’. Americanized form of German Nothmann: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with a cognate of Old High German nōt ‘distress force’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of North German Notmann: from Middle Low German note ‘companion’ + man ‘man’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press