Northcot History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Northcot surname is a habitational name, taken on from any of several places, such as Northcott in Devon. These place names are derived from the Old English words "norð," meaning "north," and "cot," meaning a "cottage," or "shelter."

Early Origins of the Northcot family

The surname Northcot was first found in Devon at Northcote (Northcott), a hamlet, in the parish of Boyton, union of Holsworthy, hundred of Black Torrington. The surname claims descendancy "from Galfridus, who was of Northcote, in the parish of East-Downe, in the twelfth century." [1]

Early History of the Northcot family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northcot research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1587, 1570, 1632, 1599, 1676, 1640, 1676, 1628, 1688, 1710, 1743, 1730, 1743, 1103 and 1648 are included under the topic Early Northcot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Northcot Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Northcott, Norcott, Norcutt, Northcutt, Northcote and others.

Early Notables of the Northcot family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include John Northcote (d.1587), a cloth merchant of Crediton; and his son, John Northcote (1570-1632), of Uton and Hayne, Newton St Cyres, near Crediton, Devon, Lord of the Manor of Newton St Cyres; Sir John Northcote, 1st Baronet (1599-1676), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1640 and 1676; Sir...
Another 60 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Northcot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Canada Northcot migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northcot Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • William Northcot, Frank Northcote, who were both on record in the census of Ontario of 1871


  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.


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