Northrup History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Northrup 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 Northrup family

The surname Northrup 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 Northrup family

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Northrup Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Northrup family (pre 1700)

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Northrup Ranking

In the United States, the name Northrup is the 8,034th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [6]


United States Northrup migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northrup Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Northrup, who sailed to New England between 1620 and 1650
  • Joseph Northrup, who sailed to Massachusetts in 1637
  • Joseph Northrup, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1637 [7]
Northrup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • G H Northrup, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [7]
  • E. Northrup, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • E. B. Northrup, who settled in San Francisco in 1852
  • Emma Northrup, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • H.E. Northrup, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Northrup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harper Samuel Northrup, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • George Tyler Northrup, aged 33, who landed in America, in 1907
  • E. Antoinette Northrup, aged 55, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Edward Northrup, aged 25, who settled in America, in 1909
  • Frank E. Northrup, aged 41, who settled in America, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Northrup migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northrup Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century
  • Cobb Northrup, who arrived in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867
  • Benjamin Northrup, who arrived in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867
  • Abigail Northrup, who settled in Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867
Northrup Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Northrup, who sailed to Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mr. Benajah Northrup U.E. (b. 1750) born in Connecticut, USA who settled in Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1838 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Northrup (post 1700) +

  • Jim Northrup (1943-2016), Native American newspaper columnist, poet, performer, and political commentator
  • Stephen A. Northrup, American Republican politician, Speaker, Republican National Convention, 1888 [9]
  • Walter E. Northrup, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 27th District, 1894 [9]
  • Samuel Northrup (1801-1860), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1858 [9]
  • Ruby Northrup, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940 [9]
  • Porter G. Northrup, American politician, Representative from New York, 1880, 1884 [9]
  • Orville H. Northrup, American politician, Representative from New York 1st District, 1910 [9]
  • N. C. Northrup, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lackawanna County, 1886 [9]
  • Milton H. Northrup, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Syracuse, New York, 1888-89, 1893-97 [9]
  • Mulford Northrup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Broome County, 1864 [9]
  • ... (Another 32 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  7. ^ 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)
  8. ^ 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
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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