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The name Northrop is a habitational name, derived from the place named Northorpe in the former East Riding of Yorkshire. The place name comes from the Old English "norž," meaning "north," and "žorp," or "žrop," meaning an "outlying farmstead" or "hamlet."

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The surname Northrop was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat in ancient times.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Northrup, Northorp, Northrop, Northup, Northope and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northrop research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1216, 1273, 1296, 1379, and 1682 are included under the topic Early Northrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northrop Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Northrop, who arrived in America in 1782
  • Joseph Northrop sailed to America in 1782
  • Joseph Northrop, who landed in America in 1782

Northrop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John A. Northrop, who arrived in Baltimore in 1847
  • R. Northrop migrated to California in 1851
  • R Northrop, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Edwin Northrop, who settled in New York, NY in 1883

Northrop Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century

  • Joshua Northrop, who settled in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867

Northrop Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joseph Northrop U.E. who settled in Sissiboo, Digby County, Nova Scotia c. 1784 listed on the Muster Roll at Gulliver's Hole, St. Mary's Bay and Sissiboo [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Northrop Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Henry S. Northrop, who settled in Ontario in 1871

Northrop Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Northrop arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Excelsior" in 1870
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  • Filmer Northrop, American professor of philosophy and law, Yale University
  • John Knudsen "Jack" Northrop (1895-1981), American aircraft industrialist and designer, who founded the Northrop Corporation in 1939
  • Henry Pinckney Northrop (1842-1916), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Lucius Bellinger Northrop (1811-1894), the Commissary-General of the armed forces of the Confederate States
  • Edward Skottowe Northrop (1911-2003), United States federal judge
  • Ann Northrop (b. 1948), American journalist and activist
  • Cyrus Northrop (1834-1922), American university president
  • Wayne Northrop (b. 1947), American actor, known for his parts in soap operas
  • Charles A. Northrop (b. 1876), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Bridgewater, 1919-20
  • A. K. Northrop, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888
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  • Cartwright-Northrip and Allied Families by Lloyd Jay Cartwright.
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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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