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."
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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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.