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Early Origins of the Norcliffe family

The surname Norcliffe was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Langton, a parish, in the union of Malton, wapentake of Buckrose. "Langton Hall, is a handsome mansion, the seat of Lieut.-Col. Norcliffe, who is lord of the manor, and chief proprietor of the soil." [1]

Early History of the Norcliffe family

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Norcliffe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Norcliffe, Northcliffe and others.

Early Notables of the Norcliffe family (pre 1700)

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Australia Norcliffe migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Norcliffe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Norcliffe (post 1700) +

  • Glen Norcliffe, Canadian professor in the department of Geography at York University

The Norcliffe Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sine maculâ
Motto Translation: Without spot

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from on Facebook