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The Norfleet surname comes from the name of the county of Norfolk, which is derived Old English words "norš," meaning "north," and "folc," meaning "people."

Norfleet Early Origins



The surname Norfleet was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1154 when William of Norfolk held estates.

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Norfleet Spelling Variations


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Norfleet Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Norfolk, Northfolk, Norfoke and others.

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Norfleet Early History


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Norfleet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norfleet research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1455, 1487 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Norfleet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norfleet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norfleet Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norfleet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Norfolke, who came to Barbados in 1659; Thomas Norfolk, who came to Maryland in 1668; and Diana Norfolk, who arrived in Virginia in 1701.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norfleet (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norfleet (post 1700)



  • Susan Norfleet, American actress, known for her roles in Jerry Maguire (1996), Reality Bites (1994) and Spaced Out! (1992)
  • Celeste O. Norfleet, African American novelist of romance and young adult novels
  • Bobby Norfleet (b. 1958), African American race car driver
  • Shauntia Latrice "Tia" Norfleet (b. 1986), African American drag racing and stock car racing driver, daughter of Bobby Norfleet
  • William Norfleet, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Edgecombe County, 1852-53
  • Reginald H. Norfleet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1908
  • R. A. Norfleet, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1908
  • Patricia Norfleet, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 24th District, 1978

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Norfleet Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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    The Norfleet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norfleet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:08.

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