- county seat of Nottinghamshire, central England
Origin of Nottingham; from Old English Snotingaham ; from Snoting, people of Snot (; from Snot, personal name ; from snotor, wise + -inga, patronymic suffix) + ham, home
A city of central England north of Leicester. Charles I raised his standard here in 1642, marking the beginning of the English Civil War. The city was historically a center for the manufacture of textiles, lace, and hosiery.