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Northam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Northam surname was a topographic name, referring to someone who came "from the North."


Early Origins of the Northam family


The surname Northam was first found in Yorkshire 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 year 1317 at Wakefield when Richard Northyn held lands.

Early History of the Northam family


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Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Northam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Northam Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Northen, Northern, Northerne, Northyn, Northryn, Northene and many more.

Early Notables of the Northam family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Northam family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Northam, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Northam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Northam, aged 63, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Northam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. John Northam, (b. 1855), aged 20, Cornish sailor travelling aboard the ship "Samuel Plimsoll" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 22nd October 1875 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Mr. John Northam, (b. 1865), aged 20, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Dorunda" arriving in Queensland, Australia on 10th March 1885 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf

Northam Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. James Northam, (b. 1847), aged 26, Cornish blacksmith departing on 26th September 1873 aboard the ship "Star of India" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 31st December 1873 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf

Contemporary Notables of the name Northam (post 1700)


  • William L. Northam, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1910 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ralph S. Northam, American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 6th District; Elected 2011 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Ralph S. Northam (b. 1959), American politician and physician from Virginia
  • Jeremy Philip Northam (b. 1961), English actor, best known for his roles as Ivor Novello in the 2001 film Gosford Park, and as Dean Martin in the 2002 television movie Martin and Lewis
  • Sir William Herbert "Bill" Northam CBE (1905-1988), Australian businessman and gold medalist yachtsman at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Historic Events for the Northam family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. William A Northam (b. 1917), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_queensland.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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