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Norris Family History

Norris Name Meaning
regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis ‘northerner’.topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle English north ‘north’ + hous ‘house’.occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Norris Families

  • Number of Norris families
     410 - 818
     137 - 409
     1 - 136
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Norris families
     1,373 - 2,743
     458 - 1,372
     1 - 457
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Norris families
     64 - 125
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Norris Family Origin

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Norris Immigration Information

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Norris Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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