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
School 1,754
Farm Labourer 141
General Labourer 139
Private Means 127
Cotton Weaver 119
Labourer 105
General Servant (domestic) 93
Coal Miner Hewer 85
Dressmaker 80
None 79
Domestic Servant 66
Clerk 57
Weaver 54
Shop Assistant 52
House Painter 49
Farmer 49
Housekeeper 48
At Home 44
Bricklayer 43
House Keeper 43
At School 43
Cook (domestic) 43
Scholar 40
Assisting In The Business 39
Laundress 39

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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