Old English Snotingahām; from Snot, name of a Saxon chieftain who conquered the settlement + -ing (“belonging to”) + hām (“home”). The Normans found the initial Sn difficult to pronounce, so the S was dropped.
- Kemp, David (1992): The Pleasures and Treasures of Britain: A Discerning Traveller's Companion, p. 271
- Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Meaning and Origin of the Words. Shire and County