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 1,318
Agricultural Labourer 314
Labourer 104
Cotton Weaver 103
House Servant 99
Dress Maker 74
Laundress 69
Servant 65
House Keeper 63
General Servant 40
Coal Miner 40
Tailor 38
Carter 34
Carpenter 34
Shoe Maker 29
Gardener 27
Cook 26
House Maid 23
Domestic Servant 22
Milliner 22
Shepherd 21
Bricklayer 21
Blacksmith 20
Nurse 20
Fundholder 20

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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