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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



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 [1]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)
  • John Underhill (circa 1597-1672) was a colonial official and militia officer, who setted in 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 [1]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)
  • 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 [1]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)
  • Giles Underhill, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [1]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)

Underhill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Underhill, who arrived in New York, NY in 1855 [1]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)
  • S E Underhill, aged 38, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1869 [1]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)

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 [2]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 [2]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 [2]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 [3]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constitution" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTITUTION 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Constitution.htm

Underhill Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTITUTION 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Constitution.htm

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. 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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