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

Northam Early Origins



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.

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Northam Spelling Variations


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Northam Spelling Variations



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

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Northam Early History


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Northam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northam research. Another 257 words (18 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.

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Northam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Northam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Northam 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:

Northam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Northam, who landed in Maryland in 1673

Northam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathew Northam, aged 63, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Northam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Northam (post 1700)



  • Ralph S. Northam (b. 1959), American politician and physician from Virginia
  • William L. Northam, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 9th District, 1910
  • Ralph S. Northam, American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Senate 6th District; Elected 2011
  • 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

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Northam Historic Events


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Northam Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. William A Northam (b. 1917), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Northam Family Crest Products


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Northam Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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    The Northam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Northam 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 18 January 2016 at 11:41.

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