Narwould History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Narwould name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Narwould was originally derived from a family 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 Narwould family

The surname Narwould was first found in Oxfordshire where the name was derived from the words "north" + "wood." [1] 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]

Early History of the Narwould family

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

Narwould Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Narwould include Norwood, Northwood, Norwold, Narwold and others.

Early Notables of the Narwould family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Narwould family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Francis Norwood, who arrived in Boston in 1630; Richard Norwood settled in Virginia in 1643; Mary Norwood settled in Montserrat in 1685; Richard Norwood settled in Georgia in 1733..

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.
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