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 1,780
Agricultural Labourer 182
General Labourer 169
Cotton Weaver 159
Domestic Servant 104
Dress Maker 96
Living On Own Means 89
Coal Miner 74
Labourer 71
Living On Her Own Means 62
Farm Labourer 62
Laundress 60
General Servant Domestic 55
Farmer 51
Gardener 48
General Servant 47
Carpenter 42
Clerk 41
Cook Domestic Servant 32
House Keeper 32
General Domestic Servant 29
Blacksmith 28
Cotton Spinner 28
Tailor 27
Brick Layer 26

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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