Northend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Northend surname was a topographic name, referring to someone who came "from the North."

Early Origins of the Northend family

The surname Northend was first found in Yorkshire 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 the year 1317 at Wakefield when Richard Northyn held lands.

Important Dates for the Northend family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northend research. Another 72 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Northend History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Northend Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Northen, Northern, Northerne, Northyn, Northryn, Northene and many more.

Early Notables of the Northend family (pre 1700)

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Northend migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northend Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ezekiel Northend, who settled in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1652
  • Ezekiel Northend, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1652 [1]
  • John Northend, who arrived in Maryland in 1661 [1]
  • John Northend, who settled in Maryland in 1661

Contemporary Notables of the name Northend (post 1700)

  • William D. Northend, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1864 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from
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