Norgrove History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Norgrove family
The surname Norgrove 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 Norgrove family
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Norgrove Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Northgate, Northcate, Norgate, Norgat, Norgete, Northgitt, Northgett, Norgett and many more.
Early Notables of the Norgrove family (pre 1700)
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Norgrove migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Norgrove Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Stephen Norgrove, who landed in Virginia in 1661 
- William Norgrove, who arrived in Virginia in 1661 
- Robert Norgrove, who landed in Virginia in 1664 
Norgrove Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Roger Norgrove, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 
Norgrove 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:
Norgrove Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Norgrove, aged 27, a plumber, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
- Sarah Norgrove, aged 22, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
- Ovid Hall Norgrove, aged 4 months, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1841
- Henry Norgrove, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
- Maude Norgrove, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alumbagh" in 1875
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Contemporary Notables of the name Norgrove (post 1700)
- David Norgrove (b. 1948), English businessman, and the chair of The Pensions Regulator
- Linda Norgrove (1974-2010), Scottish aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan, killed during her rescue
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)