The Northcross surname is a habitational name taken on from a place near Blackpool; so named from Old English words "norð," meaning "north," and "cros," meaning "cross."
Early Origins of the Northcross family
The surname Northcross was first found in Lancashire
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 the13th century when they held a family seat at Alston and Hothersale in that shire.
Early History of the Northcross family
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Northcross Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Norcross, Norcress, Northcross, Norecross and others.
Early Notables of the Northcross family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Northcross family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jeremiah Norcross, who came to Cambridge, MA in 1642; Nathaniel Norcross, who came to New England
in 1643; Richard Norcross, who came to Watertown, MA in 1650.
Contemporary Notables of the name Northcross (post 1700)
- D. C. Northcross, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 3rd District, 1928 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html