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.
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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
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.