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 1,622
Agricultural Labourer 239
Labourer 164
Cotton Weaver 108
General Servant 73
Dress Maker 72
Domestic Servant 70
Laundress 64
Farm Labourer 59
Servant 57
House Keeper 56
Carpenter 51
Annuitant 43
Coal Miner 42
Gardener 40
Ag Labourer 37
Tailor 35
Wife Of Above 32
Cabinet Maker 30
Painter 26
No Occupation 25
Shoe Maker 25
Farm Servant 25
Nurse 23
Clerk 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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