Northy is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the north,
or were people who lived to the north of a main settlement.
Northy is a local
surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic
surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Northy family
The surname Northy was first found in Sussex
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Northy family
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Northy Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Northy family name include North, Northe, Northey and others.
Early Notables of the Northy family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas North (1535-1601), English translator, whose works were used as sources by Shakespeare; Sir Henry North, 1st Baronet
(ca.1609-1671), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1656 and 1671; Sir Edward Northey (1652-1743), a senior British barrister and politician; Dudley... Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Northy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Northy family to Ireland
Some of the Northy family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Northy family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Northy surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Northy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Northy, who landed in Marblehead, Massachusetts in 1648 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Northy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Northy, aged 20, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
- John Northy, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
- John Northy, aged 18, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
- John Henry Northy, aged 20, a miner, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Henry Moore"
Northy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Catherine Northy, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ionic" in 1884
The Northy 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: Animo et fide
Motto Translation: By courage and faith.