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The lineage of the name Norwood begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they 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.

Norwood Early Origins



The surname Norwood 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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Norwood Spelling Variations


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Norwood Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Norwood has undergone many spelling variations, including Norwood, Northwood, Norwold, Narwold and others.

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Norwood Early History


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Norwood Early History



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

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Norwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norwood Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Norwood were among those contributors:

Norwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Norwood, who arrived in Boston in 1630
  • Richard Norwood settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Richard Norwood, who arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1644
  • Andrew Norwood, who arrived in Maryland in 1650
  • William Norwood, who landed in Maryland in 1655-1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliz Norwood, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Richard Norwood settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Nathaniel Norwood, who landed in Mississippi in 1798

Norwood Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Norwood, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • C Norwood, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Thomas Norwood, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Eliza Norwood, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1855

Norwood Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Will Norwood, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Norwood, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. Francis Norwood U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Gustavus Norwood U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Norwood U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norwood (post 1700)



  • Thomas Manson Norwood (1830-1913), American Democrat politician, Member of Georgia State Legislature, 1861-62; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1871-77; Candidate for Governor of Georgia, 1880; U.S. Representative from Georgia 1st District, 1885-89; State Court Judge in Georgia, 1896
  • M. P. Norwood, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1922
  • Leslie Norwood, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maine, 1956
  • John Norwood, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Franklin County, 1779
  • John Norwood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000
  • Jesse M. Norwood, American politician, Mayor of Prichard, Alabama, 1996-2000
  • James L. Norwood, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 1931-33
  • George Norwood, American Republican politician, Member of Republican National Committee from South Carolina, 1940; Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1940, 1948
  • Hal L. Norwood, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1912 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee); Arkansas State Attorney General, 1931
  • Fred F. Norwood (b. 1864), American politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 12th District, 1917-18
  • ... (Another 15 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Norwood


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Suggested Readings for the name Norwood



  • Francis Norwood, Immigrant to Massachusetts, and His Descendants, 1635-1987 by Maureen Norwood.

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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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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.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. 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.
  7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  11. ...

The Norwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norwood 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 24 November 2016 at 16:15.

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