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Where did the English Narron family come from? When did the Narron family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Narron family history?

The Narron surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of several places, such as Northcott in Devon. These place names are derived from the Old English words "norš," meaning "north," and "cot," meaning a "cottage," or "shelter."

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Northcott, Norcott, Norcutt, Northcutt, Northcote and others.

First found in Devon at Northcote (Northcott), a hamlet, in the parish of Boyton, union of Holsworthy, hundred of Black Torrington. The surname claims descendancy "from Galfridus, who was of Northcote, in the parish of East-Downe, in the twelfth century." [1]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Narron research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1587, 1570, 1632, 1599, 1676, 1640, 1676, 1628, 1688, 1710, 1743, 1730, 1743 and 1103 are included under the topic Early Narron History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Narron Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anne Norcott, who settled in New England with her husband William in 1637; John Norcott settled in Virginia in 1698; William Northcott, who arrived settled in New England in 1669.

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  • John A. Narron Jr. (b. 1951), American hitting coach for the Salt Lake Bees, brother of Jerry Narron
  • Samuel Franklin "Sam" Narron (b. 1981), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who pitched in one game for the Texas Rangers in the 2004 season
  • Jerry Austin Narron (b. 1956), former American Major League Baseball catcher and manager
  • Samuel Woody "Sam" Narron (1913-1996), American Major League Baseball player and coach


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  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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