The Northe name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the north,
or were people who lived to the north of a main settlement.
Northe is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic
surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Northe family
The surname Northe was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Northe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northe research.Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1695, 1535, 1601, 1609, 1671, 1656, 1671, 1652, 1743, 1581, 1666, 1640, 1642, 1602, 1677, 1637, 1685, 1641, 1691, 1678, 1734, 1671, 1709 and are included under the topic Early Northe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Northe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Northe has undergone many spelling variations
, including North, Northe, Northey and others.
Early Notables of the Northe family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas North (1535-1601), English translator, whose works were used as sources by Shakespeare; Sir Henry North, 1st Baronet
(ca.1609-1671), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1656 and 1671; Sir Edward Northey (1652-1743), a senior British barrister and politician; Dudley... Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Northe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Northe family to Ireland
Some of the Northe family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Northe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Northe were among those contributors: Thomas North, who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Joe North, who arrived in Virginia in 1635; John North, who settled in New England
in 1635; Anne and Frank North who settled in Virginia in 1654.
The Northe Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Animo et fide
Motto Translation: By courage and faith.