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

Northern Early Origins



The surname Northern 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.

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Northern Spelling Variations


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Northern Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Northern has been spelled many different ways, including Northen, Northern, Northerne, Northyn, Northryn, Northene and many more.

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Northern Early History


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Northern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northern research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Northern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Northern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Northern Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Northern Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Northerns to arrive in North America:

Northern Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hester Northern, who came to Virginia in 1666
  • Hester Northern, who arrived in Virginia in 1666

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Contemporary Notables of the name Northern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Northern (post 1700)



  • R. Hap Northern, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1972
  • Melissa Northern, American politician, Mayor of Flower Mound, Texas; Elected 2010; Defeated, 2012
  • Eugene E. Northern, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Phelps County, 1936; Mayor of Rolla, Missouri, 1962-67

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Northern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Northern Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 February 2016 at 02:53.

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