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The Anglo-Saxon name Underhill comes from when the family resided at the foot of a hill or in the settlement of Underhill in Devon. The surname Underhill belongs to both the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads, and the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.

Underhill Early Origins



The surname Underhill was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Underhill Spelling Variations


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Underhill Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Underhill has been recorded under many different variations, including Underhill, Undrell and others.

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Underhill Early History


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Underhill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Underhill research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1268, 1275, 1545, and 1592 are included under the topic Early Underhill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Underhill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Underhill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Underhill 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Underhill or a variant listed above:

Underhill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Underhill, who landed in Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Underhill (circa 1597-1672) was a colonial official and militia officer, who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1630 to organize the colonial militia, where he was the militia captain of the militia, and was involved in the Pequot War in 1637
  • Henry Underhill, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Richard Underhill, who arrived in Barbados in 1654
  • Thomas Underhill, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Underhill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sarah Underhill, who landed in Virginia in 1714
  • Giles Underhill, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Underhill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Underhill, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855
  • S E Underhill, aged 38, arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1869

Underhill Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Nathaniel Underhill U.E. born in Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Maugerville, Sunbury County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]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. Thomas Underhill U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]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
  • Capt. William Underhill U.E. (b. 1728) born in Philipsburg, Westchester County, New York, USA from Philipsburg, Westchester County, New York, USA who settled in Spoon Island, Hampstead, New Brunswick c. 1784 he enlisted in 1775 serving in the Queens Rangers, married to Mary Sutton having 6 children, he died in 1813 [1]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

Underhill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Underhill, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • Sarah Underhill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constitution" in 1851

Underhill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Underhill, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Glenlora" in 1873
  • Thomas G. Underhill, aged 28, a tin smith, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Eliza Underhill, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874
  • Benjamin Underhill, aged 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Underhill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Underhill (post 1700)



  • Walter Underhill (1795-1866), American politician, Representative from New York 4th District, 1849-51
  • W. Allen Underhill, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936
  • Samuel J. Underhill, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New York, 1900
  • Roger C. Underhill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Broome County 2nd District, 1930
  • Richard M. Underhill, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 1st District, 1848
  • Ralph Underhill, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1903
  • Michael L. Underhill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Lisa Underhill, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 2004
  • John Mason Guest Underhill, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Birmingham, 1840-65
  • John Quincy Underhill (1848-1907), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1899-1901
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Underhill


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Suggested Readings for the name Underhill



  • Underhill Genealogy by Josephine C. Frost.

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Underhill Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  11. ...

The Underhill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Underhill 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 15 November 2016 at 23:09.

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