Norris Family History
Norris Name Meaning
English:: habitational name from Middle English norreis noreis norais ‘northerner’ (Anglo-Norman French noreis) used both of Norwegians and of inhabitants of northern England and Scotland. from the Middle English personal name Norreis derived from norreis ‘northerner’. variant of Nurse an occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother from Middle English norice nurice ‘nurse; foster parent’ (Old French norrice nurrice).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press