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The ancient roots of the North family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name North comes from when the family lived in the north, or were people who lived to the north of a main settlement. North is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree.

North Early Origins



The surname North was first found in Sussex where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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North Spelling Variations


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North Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name North has appeared include North, Northe, Northey and others.

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North Early History


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North Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our North research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1535, 1601, 1609, 1671, 1656, 1671, 1652, 1743, 1581, 1666, 1640, 1642, 1602, 1677, 1637, 1685, 1641, 1691, 1678, 1734, 1671, 1709 and are included under the topic Early North History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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North Early Notables (pre 1700)


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North Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas North (1535-1601), English translator, whose works were used as sources by Shakespeare; Sir Henry North, 1st Baronet (ca.1609-1671), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1656 and 1671; Sir Edward Northey (1652-1743), a senior British barrister and politician; Dudley...

Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early North Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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North In Ireland


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North In Ireland



Some of the North family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name North arrived in North America very early:

North Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas North, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Joe North, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • John North, who settled in New England in 1635
  • Jo North, aged 22, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • John North, who landed in Connecticut in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

North Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza North, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Abra North, who landed in Virginia in 1713
  • John Geo North, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Thomas North, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1775
  • Stephen North, who arrived in America in 1797

North Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Caroline North, who landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Abel North, aged 20, arrived in America in 1821
  • Peter North, who landed in New York in 1836
  • William North settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1845
  • Christina North, aged 17, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

North Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Miss. Elizabeth North U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 was a passenger aboard "Cyrus" on August 21, 1783 from New York to Saint John River, listed as a child less than 10 years of age [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Miss. Margaret North U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 was a passenger aboard "Cyrus" on August 21, 1783 from New York to Saint John River, listed as a child more than 10 years of age [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mrs. Mary North U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 was a passenger aboard "Cyrus" on August 21, 1783 from New York to Saint John River [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Master. Richard North U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 was a passenger aboard "Cyrus" on August 21, 1783 from New York to Saint John River, listed as a child less than 10 years of age [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Thomas North U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

North Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William North, English convict from Wiltshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Joseph North, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • Mary Ann North arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
  • Joseph North arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1848
  • H.J. North arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

North Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas North, aged 32, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Mary Ann North, aged 31, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • George North, aged 2, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • May North, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Sarah North, aged 8, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name North (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name North (post 1700)



  • Douglass Cecil North (1920-2015), American economist, co-awarded the 1993 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences
  • Jay Waverly North (1951-1959), American child actor, best know for his role as Dennis in Dennis The Menace (1959-1963)
  • Lieutenant Colonel Oliver "Ollie" North (b. 1943), retired United States Marine Corps officer best known for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal
  • William J. North, American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 57th District, 1915-16
  • Enos North, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colebrook, 1824, 1830
  • Edward North, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Atlantic County, 1884-85
  • Daniel J. North, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1960
  • Charles North, American Republican politician, Mayor of Oswego, New York, 1868; Member of New York State Assembly from Oswego County 1st District, 1878; Presidential Elector for New York, 1880
  • Abijah North, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1821-22, 1839-40
  • Frederick D. North (b. 1857), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from East Windsor, 1907-08
  • ... (Another 44 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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North Historic Events


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North Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Samuel Alexander North (b. 1923), British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Miss Olive North, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name North


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Suggested Readings for the name North



  • John North of Farmington, Connecticut, and his Descendants by Dexter North.

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Motto


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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: Animo et fide
Motto Translation: By courage and faith.


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The North Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The North 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.

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