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The Norcross surname is a habitational name taken on from a place near Blackpool; so named from Old English words "norš," meaning "north," and "cros," meaning "cross."

Norcross Early Origins



The surname Norcross was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the13th century when they held a family seat at Alston and Hothersale in that shire.

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Norcross Spelling Variations


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Norcross Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Norcross, Norcress, Northcross, Norecross and others.

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Norcross Early History


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Norcross Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norcross research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Norcross History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norcross Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norcross Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Norcross Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Norcross Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jeremiah Norcross, who came to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Jeremiah Norcross, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1642
  • John Norcross, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1642
  • Nathaniel Norcross, who arrived in New England in 1643
  • Nathaniel Norcross, who came to New England in 1643
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norcross Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Benj Norcross, who settled in Philadelphia in 1822
  • D. L. Norcross, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850
  • D L Norcross, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • D C Norcross, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • T W Norcross, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Norcross Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Norcross, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1759

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norcross (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norcross (post 1700)



  • Eleanor Norcross (1854-1923), American female artist in the 19th century
  • David A. Norcross (b. 1937), American Republican Party politician
  • Donald Norcross (b. 1958), American labor leader and Democratic Party politician
  • Otis C. Norcross (1811-1882), American who served as the nineteenth Mayor of Boston
  • Fred Stevenson "Norky" Norcross (1884-1965), American college football player and coach
  • Arthur D. Norcross, American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives First Hampden District, 1905
  • Amasa Norcross (1824-1898), American Republican politician, Mayor of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, 1873-74; Member of Massachusetts State Senate, 1874; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1877-83
  • Alessandra T. Norcross, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2008
  • Carl C. Norcross, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ledyard, 1948
  • David F. Norcross, American Republican politician, New Jersey Republican State Chair, 1977; Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 2004, 2008; Member of Republican National Committee from New Jersey, 2008
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Norcross Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norcross Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 May 2016 at 09:55.

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