Log in  | New? Register

23,279 North members around the world

Stay informed about North Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to North Family online & offline events

My North family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

North Family History

This is an English surname of antiquity and nobility. It is the hereditary surname of the Earls of Guildford, and during the 18th century was amongst the most prominent in the world's political circle. It has several possible origins. It could simply describe a person who came from the north (of England), but this seems unlikely as the name is prominent in the North country, as are the surnames West, East and South. The most logical explanation is that it was locational from a "lost" medieval place called North in the county of Norfolk, or from one of the more than a hundred places which include North in their title...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous North (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the North tribe

  • Find your North ancestor
  • Tell us about your North Family
  • Tell us about your North ancestors
  • Ask a question about the North history
  • Leave a message for North family members

Invite more North family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the North tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest

Discover where the North Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the North Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from