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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


Similar surnames: Morris, Norrie, Orris, Norlin, Oris, Norrick, Harris, Boris, Corris

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Norris Family Origin

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Norris Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    2%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Norris family was Carpenter. The most common Norris occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Norris's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Norris.

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