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Northup Early Origins



The surname Northup was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the medieval village of Northorpe which washed out to sea in early times. It was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086 when Walter held the village from Drogo de Beuvierre a Nomran Baron. The family is conjecturally descended from Walter of Northorpe.

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Northup Spelling Variations


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Northup Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Northorpe, Northorp, Northrup, Northrupp, Northrop, Northropp, Northup, Northop, Northupp, Northopp, Norhope and many more.

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Northup Early History


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Northup Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northup research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1219 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Northup History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Northup Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Northup Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Northup 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Northup Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Northup sailed to Boston in 1766

Northup Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century

  • Joseph Northup, who came to Nova Scotia sometime between 1598 and 1867

Northup Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jeremiah Northup, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Jere Northup, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Joseph Northup, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Joshua Northup, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1784

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Contemporary Notables of the name Northup (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Northup (post 1700)



  • Solomon Northup (1808-1863), American farmer, violinist, abolitionist and the main author of the memoir Twelve Years a Slave; he was kidnapped, and sold as a slave in 1841-it took Governor of New York to finally arrange his freedom in 1853, inspiration for the 2013 Academy Award winning film 12 Years a Slave
  • Nate Northup, American soccer midfielder
  • Fred Northup, American comedy improvisor, emcee, auctioneer, writer, musician, director, and producer living in Seattle
  • Amos Northup (1889-1937), American automotive designer
  • Harry Northup (b. 1940), American actor and poet
  • George H. Northup, American politician, Representative from New York 29th District, 1912
  • George Northup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County 2nd District, 1882-83
  • Daniel A. Northup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1870-71
  • B. C. Northup, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 21st District, 1873-75
  • Anne Meagher Northup (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1987-96; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1997-
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Northup Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Northup 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 January 2016 at 11:43.

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