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The name Northway belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in or near "the north wood," as in the northernmost wood within a particular jurisdiction; or in one of the several places named Norwood or Northwood found throughout England.

Northway Early Origins



The surname Northway was first found in Oxfordshire where the name was derived from the words "north" + "wood." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Some of the family were found in the parish of Sittingbourne in Kent where: "It is an incident worthy of notice in the ancient history of this town, that Henry V. was entertained at the Red Lion here, by John Northwood, a gentleman resident in the vicinity, at the expense of nine shillings and ninepence." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Northway Spelling Variations


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Northway Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Northway include Norwood, Northwood, Norwold, Narwold and others.

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Northway Early History


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Northway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Northway research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Northway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Northway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Northway Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Northway 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:

Northway Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Northway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • William Northway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Bedford" in 1848
  • Richard Northway arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Santipore" in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Northway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Northway (post 1700)



  • Stephen Asa Northway (1833-1898), American Republican politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 19th District, 1893-98
  • Samuel D. Northway, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1856
  • John O. Northway, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Colebrook; Elected 1916
  • Edward Northway, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Livingston County, 1903

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sub cruce vinces
Motto Translation: Under the cross, we shall conquer.


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Northway Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Northway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Northway 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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