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Norfolk Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Norfolk in East Anglia, so called from an Old English tribal name composed of the elements norð ‘north’ + folc ‘people’ (in contrast to the suðfolc of Suffolk).

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


Similar surnames: Norton, Norwood, Norrick, Nordholm, Norford, Norrell, Nordell

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Norfolk Family Origin

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Norfolk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Norfolk. A less common occupation for the Norfolk family was Annuitant. The most common Norfolk occupation in the UK was Farmer. 10% of Norfolk's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Norfolk | Data not to scale

Norfolk Historical Records

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Norfolk Life Expectancy

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Famous Norfolk Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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