Norris Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Norris Name Meaning: This is a 'regional' name for someone that came 'from the North'(Northerner),or who may have been situated at the 'Northern part' of the settlement.

The dukedom of Normandy France means 'place of the North men',settled in in the 8th century by 'Norseman', what we now know as 'vikings'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Norris Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Norris family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 362
Female Servant 237
Independent 182
Labourer 130
Farmer 98
Male Servant 82
Shoe Maker 47
Weaver 46
Carpenter 35
Cotton Weaver 30
Tailor 30
Ag Lab 29
Dress Maker 26
Servant 21
Gardener 20
Lab 20
Clerk 19
Coal Miner 19
Mariner 18
Ag Labourer 18
Laundress 17
Pupil 17
Grocer 15
Apprentice 15
Baker 14

Norris Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Norris 100% 85,224
2 Norriss 86% 2,077
3 Noris 83% 590
4 Narris 83% 374
5 Norres 83% 162
6 Nooris 83% 132

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The surname Norris is the most popular version of all its varients

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