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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)



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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, who sailed to Boston in 1766

Northup Settlers in Canada in the 16th Century

  • Joseph Northup, who setted in 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)



  • William H. Northup, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1896 (alternate), 1904, 1908, 1912 (alternate), 1916, 1920; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 3rd District, 1908 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Myron Northup, American politician, Mayor of Port Huron, Michigan, 1886 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James M. Northup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County 2nd District, 1859 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Henry B. Northup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County 2nd District, 1856 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George H. Northup, American politician, Representative from New York 29th District, 1912 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George Northup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Washington County 2nd District, 1882-83 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel A. Northup, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1870-71 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • B. C. Northup, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 21st District, 1873-75 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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- [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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
  • ... (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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  11. ...

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.

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