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Early Origins of the Northcliffe family

The surname Northcliffe was first found in the East Riding of Yorkshire at Langton, a parish, in the union of Malton, wapentake of Buckrose. "Langton Hall, is a handsome mansion, the seat of Lieut.-Col. Norcliffe, who is lord of the manor, and chief proprietor of the soil." [1]

Early History of the Northcliffe family

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Northcliffe Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Norcliffe, Northcliffe and others.

Early Notables of the Northcliffe family (pre 1700)

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United States Northcliffe migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northcliffe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Northcliffe who settled in Baltimore in 1820

Contemporary Notables of the name Northcliffe (post 1700) +

  • Alfred Charles William Harmsworth Northcliffe (1865-1922), British (Irish born) journalist, and newspaper publishers, created a viscount in 1917

The Northcliffe 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: Sine maculâ
Motto Translation: Without spot

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook