Northropp History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Northropp is a habitational name, derived from the place named Northorpe in Lincolnshire. The place name comes from the Old English "norþ," meaning "north," and "þorp," or "þrop," meaning an "outlying farmstead" or "hamlet." or "dweller north in the village." [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Northropp family

The surname Northropp was first found in Lincolnshire at Northorpe, a parish, in the union of Gainsborough, wapentake of Corringham. [3] [4]

Stephen de Northorp was listed here in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. Later Willelmus Northop, was found i nthe Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [5]

John and Thomas Northupp(e) were listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Sussex in 1296. [2]

Early History of the Northropp family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northropp research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1296, 1216, 1379, 1682, 1744 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Northropp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Northropp Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Northropp family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Northropp family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Joseph Northrup, who sailed to New England between 1620 and 1650; Mr. Northup sailed to Boston in 1766; Joseph Northrop sailed to America in 1782; R. Northrop migrated to California in 1851.


Contemporary Notables of the name Northropp (post 1700) +

  • David W. Northropp, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Middletown, Connecticut, 1886-90 [6]


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  5. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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