Northey Family History
Northey Name Meaning
English (Cornwall and Devon): habitational name from Northay in Hawkchurch Devon. The placename derives from Middle English north ‘north northern’ + heie ‘fence enclosure hedge’ (Old English north (ge)hæg). English: habitational name perhaps occasionally from a lost place called Northeye in Bexhill Sussex or from Northey Wood in Ugley Essex. The Sussex placename derives from Middle English north ‘north northern’ + ei ‘island’ (Old English north ēg) while the Essex placename has the same etymology as Northay in Hawkchurch (see 1 above).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022