Northrop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Northrop is a habitational name, derived from the place named Northorpe in the former East Riding of Yorkshire. The place name comes from the Old English "norþ," meaning "north," and "þorp," or "þrop," meaning an "outlying farmstead" or "hamlet."

Early Origins of the Northrop family

The surname Northrop was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat in ancient times.

Important Dates for the Northrop family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northrop research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1216, 1273, 1296, 1379, and 1682 are included under the topic Early Northrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Northrop Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Northrup, Northorp, Northrop, Northup, Northope and others.

Early Notables of the Northrop family (pre 1700)

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Northrop migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northrop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Northrop, who arrived in America in 1782
  • Joseph Northrop, who sailed to America in 1782
  • Joseph Northrop, who landed in America in 1782 [1]
Northrop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John A. Northrop, who arrived in Baltimore in 1847
  • R. Northrop migrated to California in 1851
  • R Northrop, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Edwin Northrop, who settled in New York, NY in 1883

Northrop migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northrop Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century
  • Joshua Northrop, who settled in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867
Northrop Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Northrop U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Digby County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo [2]
Northrop Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Henry S. Northrop, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Northrop migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Northrop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Isaac Northrop, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870

Contemporary Notables of the name Northrop (post 1700)

  • John Howard Northrop, American biochemist who won a Nobel prize in 1946
  • John Knudsen "Jack" Northrop (1895-1981), American aircraft industrialist and designer, who founded the Northrop Corporation in 1939
  • William N. Northrop, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 15th District, 1882-83 [3]
  • Oliver Northrop, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1836 [3]
  • Lewis G. Northrop, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgewater; Elected 1908 [3]
  • John J. Northrop, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown; Elected 1904; First Selectman of Newtown, Connecticut, 1920, 1922 [3]
  • John Northrop, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1827 [3]
  • Frederick E. Northrop, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Fairfield; Elected 1910 [3]
  • Grace Northrop, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996 [3]
  • Frank Northrop, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Sharon, 1908, 1920 [3]
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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