North Family History
North Name Meaning
English: topographic name from Middle English north ‘north’ denoting someone who had migrated from the north especially someone from northern England living in the south of the country. It may also have been used to denote someone living in the northern part of a settlement or region. Irish: in Ireland adopted for Mac an Ultaigh ‘son of the Ulsterman’ Ulster being the northern part of Ireland. German: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022