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
Living On Own Means 184
General Labourer 166
Cotton Weaver 149
General Servant Domestic 120
Dress Maker 96
Scholar 93
Cook Domestic 80
Farmer 54
Laundress Wash 53
Domestic Servant 52
Agricultural Labourer 50
Carpenter 46
Housemaid Domestic 46
Charwoman 43
House Painter 41
Ordinary Agricultural Labourer 40
House Maid Domestic 36
Bricklayer 35
Cabinet Maker 35
Coal Miner Hewer 32
Butcher 30
Gardener Domestic 30
Blacksmith 29
Carman 29
Tailor 28

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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