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The Northcott 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 "norš," meaning "north," and "cot," meaning a "cottage," or "shelter."

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

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]


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northcott research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1587, 1570, 1632, 1599, 1676, 1640, 1676, 1628, 1688, 1710, 1743, 1730, 1743 and 1103 are included under the topic Early Northcott History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Northcott Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northcott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • William Northcott, who arrived settled in New England in 1669

Northcott Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Richard Northcott and Robert Northcott, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1854

Northcott Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Daniel Northcott, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Sibella"
  • John Northcott, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • John Northcott (aged 20), a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Northcott Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • John Northcott, aged 22, a miner, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Forfarshire" in 1873

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  • Gustavus Augustus Northcott (1861-1938), American politician, President of the Senate of West Virginia (1905-1907)
  • William Allen Northcott (1854-1917), American Republican politician, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1897-1905; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1904
  • R. S. Northcott, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1868
  • G. A. Northcott, American politician, Member of West Virginia State Senate 5th District, 1903-06; President of the West Virginia State Senate, 1905
  • Elliott Northcott (1869-1946), American Republican politician, West Virginia Republican State Chair, 1904-08; U.S. Minister to Colombia, 1909-10; Nicaragua, 1911; Venezuela, 1911-13
  • Benjamin F. Northcott, American politician, Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Menard County, 1847
  • B. F. Northcott, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Chariton County, 1940
  • Mrs. Andrew Northcott, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia Republican State Executive Committee, 1937
  • Thomas Theodore "Tommy" Northcott (1931-2008), English professional footballer who played from 1949 to 1966
  • Bayan Northcott (b. 1940), English composer and music critic

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  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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  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. 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).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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