Norgate History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Norgate family
The surname Norgate was first found in Norfolk 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 the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Important Dates for the Norgate family
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Norgate Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Northgate, Northcate, Norgate, Norgat, Norgete, Northgitt, Northgett, Norgett and many more.
Early Notables of the Norgate family (pre 1700)
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Norgate migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Norgate Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Norgate, a servant sent to Barbados in 1665
- Sarah Norgate, a bonded passenger sent to Barbados or Jamaica in 1674
Norgate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Norgate, who arrived in Barbados in 1730
- Nathaniel Norgate, a bonded passenger sent to America in 1741
Norgate Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Eliza Jane Norgate, aged 34, who landed in America from Oxford, in 1904
- George H. Norgate, aged 22, who landed in America from Tunsted, England, in 1913
- Margaret Norgate, aged 31, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1920
- Charles Norgate, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
- Ethel Maud Norgate, aged 44, who settled in America from London, England, in 1921
Norgate 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:
Norgate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- David Norgate, aged 24, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
Contemporary Notables of the name Norgate (post 1700)
- Graeme Norgate (b. 1971), English video game music composer
- Craig Norgate (1965-2015), New Zealand accountant and business leader, CEO of Fonterra (2001-2003)
- Kate Norgate (1853-1935), British historian
- The Rt Rev Cecil Norgate, Anglican Bishop of Masasi from 1984 until 1992