897855 A Branch of Connecticut Northrops 1619 to Present


Family Tree
Before the founder England
 Joseph Northrup            
1619(1639)-1669 Milford
 Joseph Northrup             narrrow
1649 Milford ~ ???1700
 James Northrop              
1693 Milford ~ 1747
 James Northrop
1719 Ridgefield ~ 1784
 Amos Northrop              
1778? Milford 1855 Warren
 Alvin Northrop                
1803 Ridgefield, Kent, Milford, Salem ~1875 or 86
 George Elmore  Northrop
1844 Cornwall~1906 Southport
 George Ives  Northrop     
1871 Southport ~ 1923 Southport
 Alvin Jennings  Northrop  
1905 Southport/Norwalk ~ 1980 Fairfield





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This is a work in process and there are still other possible fathers for Amos.

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Northrop Brief Ancestor Names
FrenchIndianWar Revolutionary War War of 1812 Civil War

Keeler   Mary Keeler Jennings 1833 + Lewis Burr Jennings Jeremiah Keeler 1786-1861 Ridgefld + Catherine Smith, Hannah Smith Levi Keeler 1758 + Dorcas Smith

Elijah Keeler 1726/7 + Sarah

Brother Silas1724 m.Abigail Elmer ~ 1725

Joseph Keeler 1683 + Elizabeth Whitney Samuel Keeler 1655
& Sarah St. John
Ralph Keeler 1613 Lawford, Essex, Eng.
& Sarah Howes 1617
Jennings Estella Keeler Jennings 1872 Lewis B Jennings 1828 & Mary Keeler Wakeman B Jennings 1793 & Mary Penfield 1792 Peter Jennings 1769 Joshua Jennings 1727 Joshua Jennings 1686 Joshua Jenning s~1660 Joshua Jennings 1620 John Jennings d.1640    
Jennings   Sarah Wakeman Alvord1809
David Alvord1776 &
Abigail Jennings 1780 Fairfield, CT d. 20 Nov 1857 Westport, CT m. David Alvord 1800 Westport, CT s/o John Alvord & Sarah Wakeman David b. 15 Feb 1776 Greenfield, Fairfield CT d. 7 Jul 1831 Kent, CT
David Jenningsb. born 1755 Fairfield, CT d. 12 Feb 1831 Fairfield m. Eunice Burr 6 Apr 1775 Green's Farms, CT d/o John Burr & Grace Bulkeley. Eunice b. 24 Sep 1755 Fairfield d. 1 Jan 1795 Fairfield Joshua Jennings b. ~ 1727 Green's Farms, Fairfield, CT d. 1 Feb 1818 Westport, CT m. Esther Burr 24 Dec 1754 Fairfield, d/o Peter Burr & Abigail.? Abigail b. ~ 1734 Redding, CT d. 12 May 1819 Westport, CT Joshua Jennings b. 1686, d. 1746 Fairfield, CT m. Sarah Bulkeley ~ 1719,d/o Joseph Bulkeley & Martha Beers.Sarah b. 1694, d. 17 Sep 1724 Fairfield m. Rebecca Clapham 3 Feb 1725 d/o Peter Clapham & Rebecca Ruscoe. Rebecca b. ~ 1695, d. ~ 1759 , Fairfield County, CT Joshua Jennings (Joshua Jennings1) b. 1657 in ?  , and d. 1716. m.  Hannah Lyon 1684 in ?, d/o Richard Lyon & Margaret-?. Hannah b. ~ 1661 Fairfield, CT d. Nov 1743 Westport, Joshua Jennings. m. Mary Williams.      
Burr       Eunice Burr (John Burr5, Daniel Burr4, Nathaniel Burr3, Jehu Burr2, Jehu Burr1) b. 24 Sep 1755 Fairfield, CT d. 1 Jan 1795 Fairfield, CT. m. David Jennings 6 Apr 1775 Green's Farms, Fairfield, CT s/o Joshua Jennings & Esther Burr. David b. 9 Oct 1755 Fairfield, CT d 12 Feb 1831 Fairfield, CT John Burr (Daniel Burr4, Nathaniel Burr3, Jehu Burr2, Jehu Burr1) b. 1713 Fairfield, Fairfield CT d. 9 Apr 1783 Westport, CT m. Elizabeth Nash 14 Oct 1735 Fairfield, CT d/o Thomas Nash & Sarah Whelpley. b. 3 Mar 1717 Fairfield, d. 29 Mar 1740 Fairfield, m1  Grace Bulkeley 9 Nov 1741 Fairfield, d/oGershom Bulkeley & Rachel Talcott. Grace b.1721 Fairfield, d. 21 Feb 1772 Westport, m2  Mary Beers 9 Jul 1775. Mary b. 29 Nov 1722 Fairfield, d. 1811. Daniel Burr (Nathaniel Burr3, Jehu Burr2, Jehu Burr1) b. ~ 1677 Fairfield, CT d. Jun 1722 Fairfield, CT. m. Abigail Stratton 7 Nov 1705. She was born Abt 1685, d.<1709> in ?. m. Mary Jennings Aft Jan 1709, daughter of Joshua Jennings and Hannah Lyon. She was born Abt 1690, and died 11 Oct 1748 in Westport, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Nathaniel Burr (Jehu Burr2, Jehu Burr1) b. Abt 1635 Roxbury, MA Bay Colony d. 26 Feb 1712 Fairfield, CT, m. Sarah Ward Jun 1659 Fairfield, CT d/o Andrew Ward & Esther Sherman. Sarah b. ~ 1640 prob Wethersfield, CT Colony d. B4 1673 prob Fairfield, CT m. Hannah Goodyear B4 May 1673 in ?, CT d/oStephen Goodyear & Mary. Hannah b. 7 Jun 1635 New Haven Colony, d. 9 Nov 1721 Fairfield, CT. Jehu Burr (Jehu Burr1) b. 1596 Roxbury, Suffolk, Eng., d. 1654 Fairfield, Fairfield , CT. m. Elizabeth Cable 1624 Roxbury, Suffolk, Eng. Elizabeth b. 1600 , Suffolk, Eng., d. Fairfield, CT Colony. Jehu Burr  b. ~ 1570 in ?, Eng. m. Esther Stedman 1595 in . She b.1575
Penfield     Mary Penfield Jennings 1792 James Penfield 1761 & Mary Tucker James Penfield 1732 & Ellen Burr James Penfield b. Apr 28, 1732 Fairfield, d. May 12 1794 Fairfield Cemetery age 62
(Older Brother of Samuel M. Penfield (1734–1811)Keeper of the Sun Tavern in Fairfield, CT, where Washington, Adams, & Lafayette were often? guests.)
23 Apr 1758 m. Ellen Burr, (d/o Ephraim Burr & Abigail Burr) Fairfield, CT

James Penfield s/o Peter Penfield & Mary Allen. 
James was an American Revolutionary Patriot serving as a private under Col. Samuel Whiting and supplying bread and food to soldiers during the war, In 1779 his home was burnt down to the ground by the British Soldiers. 
He & Ellen had 7 children 
James Penfield DAR Ancestor: #A088430 

s/o   Peter Penfield (1702 - 1772) &  Mary Allen Penfield (1708 - 1789)
In Memory of  
who departed this life May 12th. A.D. 1794 In the 63rd. Year
of his age.

James Penfield DAR Ancestor: #A088430  
He & Ellen had 7 children
Military service

Peter Penfield 1702 Samuel Penfield 1676 & Hannah Samuel Penfield ~ 1651 & Mary Lewis William Penfield 1625    
          Ellen Burr b 23 Feb 1733 d 12 Mar 1803 April 23, 1758 m James1732 Penfield d/o Ephraim Burr April 14, 1700 - 29 Apr 1776
Nathaniel Burr, Jr.
~1664 ~ Dec 1700
& Susannah Lockwood b: ~ 1670

Nathaniel Burr 1635 Roxbury, Ma
Sarah Ward b: ~ 1640 prob Wethersfield

Jehu Burr b: 1596 Roxbury, Suffolk, Eng & : Elizabeth Cable b: 1600 Suffolk    
            Abigail Burr Burr (one of 8) 1702 - 8 Jul 1780 Judge Peter Burr b Mar 1668 d 25 Dec 1724
m1 Abigail Hall Burr16681710 (m. 1668)
m2 Sarah Osborn Law 1673–1727 (m. 1712)
Jehu Burr 1625–1692
Elizabeth Prudden Burr 1642–1685
Wakeman     Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1809 David Alvord1776

Mrs.John Alvord (Sarah Wakeman)~1754 - 1779 Ens William Wakeman 1730- 1802 Greenfield Hill
Sarah Hill
1733 Fairfield 1803 Greenfield

Capt. Dimon's, 1775; Capt. Burr's 7th, 4th Regt, Alarm List Jan 1778

Jabez Wakeman 1705/1706, Fairfield, 1774 Greenfield
Ruth Treadwell
1710 Greenfield d. ?
1776 Deed other kids all of Fairfield, conveyed to Timothy Wakeman land from father Jabez dec'd

Captain Joseph Wakeman 1670 Fairfield - 1726 Fairfield m. Elizabeth Hawley, 1679 Fairfield, 1753 Fairfield, CT
Lieutenant War service 1704
Deputy to General Court for Fairfield May 1705-1722, Asst. Commr. NY Boundary Oct 1713- 1725. Justice 1709-1721; Judge of Probate, Fairfield 1725 -6
Oct 1709 appointed a member of Committee for War to take care of defence of frontier towns in the County, and of "Wianteus" or New Milford.

Rev. Samuel Wakeman chr. 7 JUN 1635 Bewdley, Worchester- shire, Eng., d. B4 APR 1692 Fairfield, CT m.  Hannah Goodyear  1656 New Haven, CT b. 1635 New Haven d. B4 1721 Fairfield

Minister Farifield 1665-1692; 73


Captain John Wakeman chr. 1601 Bewdley, Worchester- shire, Eng d. B4 1661 Hartford, CT m.  Elizabeth Hopkins 1628/1629 Bewdley,. Elizabeth chr 1610 Ribbesford Church, Worcester- shire, Eng. d. 1658 New Haven

New Haven Colony 1638, early but not original signer of New Haven Compact.

Magistrate of New Haven 1641- 1660; Deputy to New Haven General Court for New Haven 1646- 1660, Treasurer, New Haven Colony 1655- 1660.

Francis Wakeman 1565Bewdley, Worcester- shire, Eng. d. 1626Eastham, Worcester- shire, Eng. Anne Good . b. 1568 Bewdley d. 1621Bewdley
there is a Hubbell connection back to England "Sarah wife of Richard Hubball" in 1626
Alvord     Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1809
David Alvord1776
( G gs/o Rev John Goodsell)
Abigail Jennings

John Alvord
Sarah Wakeman

Elisha (Capt.) Alvord
Hannah Goodsell

Thomas Alvord
Mary Strong, Esther Parsons

Thomas Alvord
Joanna Taylor
Alexander Alvord
Mary Vore
Goodsell     Sarah Wakeman Alvord 1809m + Alvin Northrop 2G-gd
David Alvord1776
( G gs/o Rev John Goodsell)
Abigail Jennings

John Alvord +
Sarah Wakeman

Elisha (Capt.) Alvord

Hannah Goodsell

Rev John Goodsell (Greenfield)
Mary Lewis
Thomas Goodsell (1646 Flint, Wales)
Sarah Hemingway
Northrop George Ives Northrop George Elmore Northrop
8th CV

[cousin Charles Alvin 6th Regiment]
Alvin NorthropAmos Northrop  
Hannigan Margaret Hannegan John Hannegan
~1817 &
14th CV Sarah Bunnell
Ives Rachel Ives & Amos Northrop Charles Ives 1734-1790 & Sarah Butler 1736 - 1755 Caleb Ives 1702-1752 & Mary Abernathy d B4 1733 & Elizabeth Plumb(1733)Nathaniel Ives 1677- 1711 & Mary Cook 1675John Ives 1644-~ 1681& Hannah MerrimanWilliam Ives Immigrant 1621  

Thanks Rob for spurring me to put this information together.

How Did They Get Here and When Did They Arrive?

No one came on the Mayflower as far as I know.  There may be some, but they could be on a female line I haven't traced.  Most of these were probably Withrop Fleet with some on Davenport & Eaton ships.

A few references...
My Brief Ancestor Names Page http://www.damnedcomputer.com/genealogy/nbriefancestornames.html
Northrup Northrop Genealogy book https://archive.org/stream/northrupnorthrop00nort#page/n5/mode/2up
-Note: has some errors and omissions
Eaton & Davenport Company http://feindholloway.com/bradley/doc/Davenport-Eaton.html
Withthrop Fleet  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winthrop_Fleet

Below are the dates of Immigration of early known reference for our main lines.

Joseph Northrup b.1623 Kent, Yorkshire, England 
Emigration: 26 JUL 1637 Boston, Suffolk Co., MA
Residence: APR 1638 New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
Christening: 9 JAN 1642 First Church, Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Death: 11 SEP 1669 in Milford, New Haven Co.
Burial: Milford, New Haven Co., CT
Joseph Northrup, immigrant from England, perhaps Yorkshire. He was one of Eaton & Davenport's Company "of good character and fortune", who came from England 1637 in the ship "Hector & Martha". They landed in Boston, July 26, 1637 and settled in New Haven in April 1638. They were mostly from Yorkshire, Hertfordshire, and Kent. Members of this Company, and of Sir Richard Saltonstall's Company, removed to and settled Milford, Conn., and the "free planters of the town" where enrolled Nov. 30, 1639; but Joseph, not then being in church following, his name (with others) appears in the list immediately after the free planters. The surname Northrup was spelled as here given in the earliest records and inscriptions on tombstones----RUP, sometimes RUPP, and occasionally ROOP and more often ROP, although this last termination was not common at an early peroid. Joseph 1, his son Joseph 2 and his sons, James, Joseph, Moses, and most of their descendants, spelled the name Northrup. Northrop, however, was the common form in England. January 9, 1642, Joseph united with The First Church in Milford. He married Mary, daughter of Francis Norton who came to Milford from Wethersfield with the Rev. Peter Prudden and his party. Joseph died Sept. 11, 1669. His will was dated Sept. 1, 1669. It mentions of his children only Joseph, Samuel, Jeremiah, and John. Codicil to his will says, "My mother shell have a living in my house as long as she lives"---perhaps meaning his wife's mother, Mrs. Norton. His wife survived him, and made her will Jan. 24, 1683; mention Joseph, Samuel, Jeremiah (omits John, who probably was dead), Zophar, Daniel, William, and Mary--- the latter two being in their minority---also her mother Norton, Inventory of her estate dated Feb. 28, 1683.

The Northrup-Northrop Genealogy By A. Judd Northrup It was at the height of the tryannous reign of Charles the First, and the persecutions of Laud, the prelate of the English Church, who sought to exterminate Puritanism at the dissolution of the Parliament of 1629, that multitudes of Protestant non-conformists emigrated to America, seeking refuge in a country where they might have freedom of conscience and worship. The great migration began in 1630, and continued until about 1640. Among these seekers for religious freedom were Eaton and Davenport's company, "of good characters and fortunes." JOSEPH NORTHRUP, it is said on good authority, was a member of that company. They came from England in the ship "Hector and Martha," landing at Boston, July 26, 1637. The emigrants of that period were, in great part, men of the professional and middle classes, some of them of large landed estate. The bulk, however, were God-fearing farmers from Lincolnshire and Eastern counties. Eaton and Davenport's company were mostly from Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Kent. It cannot now be determined from which county Joseph came--perhaps from Yorkshire; and if of Sir Richard Saltonstall's company, as it sometimes has been asserted, this is highly probable. Sir Richard Saltonstall's company had spent time at Wethersfield, Conn., having come there from Watertown, Mass., but later came to New Haven. The Eaton and Davenport company, meanwhile, had sailed down the coast from Boston, in search of a good harbor, until they came to New Haven, where they found the object of their search, and remained at New Haven about a year. In 1639, members from both companies formed the settlement of Milford, Conn. The Hertfordshire and Yorkshire emigrants seem to have tended to Milford, while others went to Guilford. Rev. Peter Prudden, of the Saltonstall company, whose wife was from Egton, Yorkshire, went to Milford. He was much beloved, and many Yorkshiremen followed him. On Nov. 29, 1639, the little company who had come to Milford from New Haven signed a document which laid the foundation for their government of the "plantation." It read: "Those persons whose names are hereunto written are allowed to be Free Planters, having, for the present, the liberty to act in the choice of public officers, for the carrying on the public affairs in this plantation." Church membership was a condition of admission as a "Free Planter." Forty-four persons signed as such. Joseph Northrup, who was one of the company, was not then a church member, but with nine others was permitted to sign under the names of the full-fledged Free Planters. At a General Court (town meeting), held Nov. 24, 1640, the place was named "Milford." On Jan. 9, 1642, Joseph joined the First Church of Milford (organized at New Haven, Aug. 22, 1639, just before they came to Milford), and thereby became of right a member of that privileged class. He was married to [Frances] Mary Norton about 1647. He died Sept. 11, 1669, thirty years after the settlement of Milford. The "Second Presbyterian Society" was formed in 1741-42, and was begun by members seceding from the First Church. They announced themselves to be Presbyterians according to the faith and practice of the Church of Scotland, and agreed on Nov. 30, 1741, to set up a separate society, in case the heads of thirty families would unite for that purpose. Accordingly, on the first Sunday in December, 1741, a public meeting was held for them at the house of George Clark, Jr. On the last Tuesday in January, 1742, they qualified themselves before the County Court, according to the "English Act of Toleration," by taking the oath and subscribing to the declaration by said Act, for worshiping God in a way separate from that by law established in the Colony. Among the signers was Josiah Northrup, son of Zophar, the fifth son of Joseph, the immigrant. The Governor and company granted a Patent to Milford, dated May 22, 1713. The names of the Northrups, attached to the Patent (the original of which is in the handwriting of Jonathan Law, Esq., afterward Governor of Connecticut) in the order in which they signed, are as follows: John, son of Jeremiah; Zophar and Jeremiah, sons of Joseph; Jeremiah, Jr.; Joseph, James and Moses, sons of Joseph, Jr.; Amos and Joel, sons of Samuel; Daniel and William, sons of the first Joseph. The Colonists of Milford lived at a period when there was danger from hostile Indians. Their settlement was made shortly after the Pequot War. Although they purchased their lands of the tribes in possession, and sought their friendship, yet they soon saw indications of hostility, and as a protection built a palisade of logs enclosing a mile square, within which they had their dwellings. The Indians became hostile in 1645-6, and guards were hept day and night. They went to church, carrying their rifles with them. The Indians were again troublesome in 1653. In 1700 there was much danger. It was a time of general alarm throughout the country for four or five years. The colonists of New Haven and Milford had all along purchased from the Indians the lands they settled upon, and in every way treated the Indians kindly and fairly, but the hostility of these sons of the forest was awakened by their fears of the growing numbers and power of the whites, and the dawning consciousness that sooner or later they would inevitably be driven from their ancient homes. If they could have written history, it would go far to justify their hostility.
Son of
Joseph Northrup b: ABT 1603 Derby, Derbyshire, England 
Katherine Birdsey b: ABT 1603 in Derbyshire, England
m1 Mary Norton b: 1627 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT m. 9 JAN 1642 in First Church, Milford, New Haven Co., CT 


One of the earliest immigrants with Mary born 1627.  Francis Sr in New Hampshire in 1631 & probably earlier. .
Mary Norton, b 1627 in Wethersfield, came to Milford from Wethersfield with Rev. Peter Prudden and party [abt 1638].    

Father in law, Captain Francis Norton -- ironically, he is said to have drowned in the local harbor.  FRANCIS NORTON [Sr], of Piscataqua, 1631, was an agent for Capt. John Mason there until 1641, when he removed to Charleston. He was a man of education and old-time culture; was admitted freeman, 1642; captain of militia; representative eleven years. An early writer said: "A man of a bold and cheerful spirit, being well disciplined and an able man." . Francis Norton [Jr] was a sea captain, lived at Wethersfield in 1639, and went to New Haven, Branford and Milford, being drowned at Milford, February 3, 1667.  I'm not sure how far Rob Billings & family are from Piscataqua River/Strawberry Banke, but since it borders Maine, they may be pretty close.): The first known European to explore and write about the area was Martin Pring in 1603. The village was settled by English immigrants in 1630 and named Piscataqua, after the Abenaki name for the river. Then the village was called Strawberry Banke, after the many wild strawberries growing beside the Piscataqua River, a tidal estuary with a swift current.

At the town's incorporation in 1653, it was named Portsmouth in honor of the colony's founder, John Mason. He had been captain of the port of Portsmouth, England, in the county of Hampshire, for which New Hampshire is named. In 1679, Portsmouth became the colonial capital. FRANCIS NORTON [Sr] worked for Captain John Mason, but became a scapegoat in the mismanagement of this very early settlement
Capt. John Mason: The Founder of New Hampshire Including His ..., Volume 17 By John Ward Dean, Charles Wesley Tuttle

Francis Norton Sr was m. to Mary Houghton who may be related distantly to Kathryn Hepburn.


 [This may or may not be Katherine line] Immigrant, 1636  "John Birdseye, the progenitor of the Connecticut family, came from Reading, in Berkshire, England, in 1636. He was first at New Haven. He had two sons, Joseph and John, and one daughter. John the father was first at New Haven." --Evelyn Beran

KEELER1635  "Both Gould and Bailey say that Ralph and Walter Keeler (possibly Ralph's brother) came from London, England about 1635 or 1636. Savage says Walter was at Norwalk in 1651, "perhaps a nonentity." The namImmigration es of both Ralph Keeiler and Walter Keeiler appear in a table of "Estates of lands and accommodations" in 1655. There is no further mention of Walter.  Ralph was in Hartford CT by February 1639, when his name appears in the town records as the owner of several parcels of land..."
JENNINGS1635 Immigration after 1620 possibly "John, age 18 1635 passage"
BURR1630 Arrived 1630 Massachusetts
ALVORD 1637 "Three young Alvords (Benedict (11), Joanna (8), and Alexander (3), to New England on the Mary and John in 1630 OR 1637prob to Dorchester.  Descendants Northhampton MA.  Grandfather Thomas [grandfather of our Captain Elisha Alvord] "While living in Northampton,Thomas was a Garrison soldier in the Meadow Fight at Deerfield in February 1703-04, being one of eight men to go from Northampton to aid the inhabitants of Deerfield against the Indians."
GOODSELL1646 To East Haven (fm Wales) after 1646
LEWIS 1633 Immigrated between1633 & 1636 to Watertown MA.  Our third cousin Stephen Fox says "John Goodsell and Mary Lewis on my tree.  Interestingly, Mary’s maternal grandmother, Rebecca Welles Judson, makes us direct descendants of King Edward IV of England through his daughter Princess Cecily who married Viscount John Welles."
PENFIELD1649 To Lynn, MA by 1649 then Guilford
WAKEMAN 1632 "One of first settlers of Massachusetts Bay Commonwealth... by August, 1632 came 1638 to New Haven; signed New Haven Compact 1639; 1, Deputy to Gen CT 1641- 44; 46- 48; 1656; 1661; Treas of Colony 1655-60; 1  Capt colonial forces; Will names Sis Davis & Glover; 1  From Ribbesford, Worcestershire, England to New Haven, CN on the "Fellowship" " [https://www.winthropsociety.com/doc_freemen.php]
IVES 1635 "Came to Boston in 1635 on the ship "Trulove" and left Boston March 30, 1683, on the "Hector" with the Davenport Company settling in NewHaven .

My perspective
It's good to have some historical perspective.

We sometime credit one or another ancestor with being the first, with sharing our views of freedom and opportunity, along with the assumption that ALL who migrated were here for religious freedom.

Among those documented to have arrived before Columbus  
various native populations thousands of years
Norse possibly 10th–11th century
Italian Columbus on behalf of Spain 1492
18.6 million Spaniards settle in the Americas across Caribbean Islands, half of South America, most of Central America, Mexico, Florida, Southwest & Pacific Coast 1492
possibly Muslim Moors, expelled from Spain, throughout Caribbean / Gulf of Mexico. early
Fort Caroline serrlement (near Jacksonville FL) Protestant French colonists  1564
Sir Francis Drake brought 200 or more Muslims & Moriscos "Turks & Moors" to Roanoke & were probably among those supposed to have settled among various loval Native American tribes when the settlement failed. 1586
Luzonian (Filipinos) California 1587
Free black explorer guiding French in Canada 1603
Champlain permanent settlement Acadia (Nova Scotia) 1604
Champlain established Quebec to further fur trade 1608
Free black trader in Manhattan on behalf of Dutch 1614
African slaves in English Jamestown 1619
10 to 15 percent African slaves said to be Muslim  
1620 Mayflower
Known Sephardic Jew Legarde Jamestown, Virginia 1621
Scholar and Agent Franco, a Dutch Sephardic Jew settled  Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony. 1649
Several Jews merchants. butcher, East India Trading Co employee documented New Amsterdam (Manhattan) 1654

Northrop Name Meaning

English: variant of Northrup. This is the most frequent form of the surname in the British Isles.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Northrup Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Northorpe in the former East Riding of Yorkshire, named with Old Norse norðr or Old English norþ ‘north’ + þorp or þrop ‘dependent outlying farmstead’, ‘hamlet’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Jennings Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John. German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Johannes (see John).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Keeler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a boatman or boatbuilder, from an agent derivative of Middle English kele ‘ship’, ‘barge’ (from Middle Dutch kiel). Americanized spelling of German Kühler, from a variant of an old personal name (see Keeling) or a variant of Kuhl.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Penfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent called Penfield.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Burr Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. Reaney explains this as a nickname for a person who is difficult to shake off, from Middle English bur(r) ‘bur’ (a seedhead that sticks to clothing). Burre occurs as a surname or byname as early as 1185, but the vocabulary word is not recorded in OED until the 14th century. Another possibility is derivation from Old English bur ‘small dwelling or building’ (modern English bower), but there are phonological difficulties here too. German: perhaps a variant spelling of Bur, or a topographic name from Burr(e) ‘mound’, ‘hill’, or in the south a variant of Burrer.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Wakeman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman, from Middle English wake ‘watch’, ‘vigil’ + man ‘man’. This was the title of the mayor of Ripon in West Yorkshire until the 16th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Alvord Name Meaning

Southwestern English: variant of Alford, from Alford in Somerset; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Goodsell Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ + saule, soule ‘soul’. Probably also an Americanized form of German Gutseel or Gutsell; like 1, these are a nickname for a kindly person (literally ‘good soul’). Alternatively, it could be a reduced Americanized form of south German Gutgsell, a nickname or journeyman’s name, from gut ‘good’ + Gesell(e) ‘fellow’, ‘journeyman’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Hannigan Name Meaning

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnnagáin ‘descendant of Annagán’, a pet form of the personal name Annach (see Hanna).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Ives Name Meaning

English (Norman) and French: from the Old French personal name Ive (modern French Yves), which is of Germanic origin, being a short form of various compound names containing the element iv-, iwa ‘yew’. The final -s is the mark of the Old French nominative case.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Norton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places so called, from Old English norð ‘north’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. In some cases, it is a variant of Norrington. Irish: altered form of Naughton, assimilated to the English name. Jewish (American): adoption of the English name in place of some like-sounding Ashkenazic name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Birdseye Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

See all surnames starting with B
Lewis Name Meaning

English (but most common in Wales): from Lowis, Lodovicus, a Norman personal name composed of the Germanic elements hlod ‘fame’ + wig ‘war’. This was the name of the founder of the Frankish dynasty, recorded in Latin chronicles as Ludovicus and Chlodovechus (the latter form becoming Old French Clovis, Clouis, Louis, the former developing into German Ludwig). The name was popular throughout France in the Middle Ages and was introduced to England by the Normans. In Wales it became inextricably confused with 2. Welsh: from an Anglicized form of the personal name Llywelyn (see Llewellyn). Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lughaidh ‘son of Lughaidh’. This is one of the most common Old Irish personal names. It is derived from Lugh ‘brightness’, which was the name of a Celtic god. Americanized form of any of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Pres

Millard Name Meaning

English (chiefly Gloucestershire and Worcestershire): variant of Millward. French (northern): from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements mil ‘good’, ‘gracious’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Southern French: from a variant spelling of Occitan milhar ‘millet field’ (from mil ‘millet’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Wood Name Meaning

mainly a topographic name for someone who lived in or by a wood or a metonymic occupational name for a woodcutter or forester, from Middle English wode ‘wood’ (Old English wudu). nickname for a mad, eccentric, or violent person, from Middle English wod ‘mad’, ‘frenzied’ (Old English wad), as in Adam le Wode, Worcestershire 1221.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Holmes Name Meaning

English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme. Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir. Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais (see McComb). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Webster Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webber, agent derivative of Webb.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Parker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a gamekeeper employed in a medieval park, from an agent derivative of Middle English parc ‘park’ (see Park 1). This surname is also found in Ireland. Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish names.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Calam Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

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Holland Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan. English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hoh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch. English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Gallagher Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gallchobhair ‘descendant of Gallchobhar’, a personal name from the elements gall ‘strange’, ‘foreign’ + cabhair ‘help’, ‘support’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Clockmakers?Famous Northrops
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Northrops Expanding Through New York


Did you know -
There are 3,967 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrop.

Statistically the 8512th most popular last name. Connecticut names and many Northrops to Vermont... Why did they move to Vermont?

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There are 4,272 people in the U.S. with the last name Northrup. Statistically the 8013th most popular last name.
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Connecticut names settling at Saratoga, Ballston Spa, "The events of the battles of Saratoga brought thousands of strangers to the once peaceful farmlands along the Hudson River. Essentially two good sized “cities” moved into the area."
Surnames of those who died at Saratoga include Austin, Betts, Beardsley, Curtis Darling Millard Perry Rogers Smith Weed Wheeler

There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrop. The estimate for this name is not absolute.

There are fewer than 1,526 people in the U.S. with the first name Northrup. The estimate for this name is not absolute.

deed from the Ramapoo Tribe of Indians and their associates to the proprietors, viz. : John Belden, Samuel Keeler, Sen., Matthias Saint John, Benjamin Hickcock, John Beebee, Samuel Saint John, Mathew Seamor, James Brown, Benjamin Wilson, Joseph Birch- ard, John Whitne, Sen., John Bouton, Joseph Keeler, Samuel Smith, Junior, Jonathan Stevens, Daniel Olmstead, Richard Olmstead, John Sturtevant, Samuel Keeler, Junior, Joseph Bouton, Jonathan Rockwell, Edward Waring, Joseph Whitne, Daniel Olmstead, Thomas Hyatt, James Benedick, Joseph Crampton, Ebenezer Sension, Matthias Saint John, all of the Town of Norwalk in ye County of Fairfield in her Majesties Colony of Connecticut, in New England, and Thomas Smith, Thomas Canfield and Samuel Smith of ye Town of Milford in ye County of New Haven a 30th day of September in ye seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lady, Anne, Queen of England, and in the Year of our Lord God 1708.

14. Norwalk, settled 1649; incorporated Sept., 1651, "Norwaukee shall bee a townee," Algonkin noyank, point of land, or more probably from the Indian name, "Naramauke."

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This home on Pequot Avenue, Southport, Connecticut is a recently restored example of the Northrop Brothers fine carpentry and building in the Southport-Greeens Farms area.

Image Courtesy of David Parker Associates