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
Scholar 951
Agricultural Labourer 362
Labourer 148
House Servant 146
At Home 99
Servant 92
Farm Labourer 86
Dress Maker 70
Hand Loom Weaver Cotton 50
Laundress 46
Annuitant 44
Pauper 44
Coal Miner 42
Carpenter 40
Shoe Maker 39
Gardener 38
Errand Boy 36
General Servant 32
House Keeper 32
Scholar At Home 31
Cook 27
Lace Maker 26
Tailor 26
Mariner 24
Farmer 23

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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