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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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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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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