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Northway Surname History



Northway is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in or near "the north wood," as in the northernmost wood within a particular jurisdiction; or in one of the several places named Norwood or Northwood found throughout England.


Early Origins of the Northway family


The surname Northway was first found in Oxfordshire where the name was derived from the words "north" + "wood." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Some of the family were found in the parish of Sittingbourne in Kent where: "It is an incident worthy of notice in the ancient history of this town, that Henry V. was entertained at the Red Lion here, by John Northwood, a gentleman resident in the vicinity, at the expense of nine shillings and ninepence." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Northway family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northway research.
Another 81 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Northway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Northway Spelling Variations


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Northway family name include Norwood, Northwood, Norwold, Narwold and others.

Early Notables of the Northway family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Northway family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Northway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  • William Northway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  • Richard Northway, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SANTIPORE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Santipore.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Northway (post 1700)


  • Stephen Asa Northway (1833-1898), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1893-98 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Samuel D. Northway, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1856 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John O. Northway, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colebrook; Elected 1916 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edward Northway, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1903 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DUKE OF BEDFORD 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848DukeofBedford.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SANTIPORE 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Santipore.htm
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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