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The name Northrup 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 Northrup 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 Northrup research. Another 302 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1216, 1273, 1296, 1379, and 1682 are included under the topic Early Northrup 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 Northrup 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:

Northrup Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Northrup, who sailed to New England between 1620 and 1650
  • Joseph Northrup sailed to Massachusetts in 1637
  • Joseph Northrup, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1637

Northrup Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • G H Northrup, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • E. Northrup, who came to San Francisco in 1852
  • E. B. Northrup, who came to San Francisco in 1852
  • Emma Northrup, aged 43, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • H.E. Northrup, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1894
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Northrup Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harper Samuel Northrup, aged 23, who emigrated 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
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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 came to Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867

Northrup Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Northrup 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
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  • Leonard "Lynn" L. Northrup Jr. (1918-2016), American engineer who held 14 US patents; his company manufactured some of the first commercial solar water heaters
  • Philip Northrup (1904-1963), American track and field athlete who won the NCAA javelin championship in 1925 and 1926
  • Jim "Gray Fox" Northrup (1939-2011), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1964 to 1975
  • Theodore Havermeyer Northrup (1866-1919), American ragtime composer, best known for his "Louisiana Rag" (1897)
  • Patricia Northrup, American military pilot, former Miss California, recipient of three Flying Air Medals
  • Jim Northrup (b. 1943), Native American newspaper columnist
  • Harry Northrup (1875-1936), French-born, American film actor of the silent film era who appeared in 135 films
  • Edwin Fitch Northrup (1886-1940), American professor of physics at Princeton University
  • Clarke S. Northrup, American politician, Dry Candidate for Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933
  • Anson Northrup, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 21st District, 1857-58
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    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Northrup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Northrup 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.

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