Norfleet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Norfleet surname comes from the name of the county of Norfolk, which is derived Old English words "norð," meaning "north," and "folc," meaning "people."
Early Origins of the Norfleet family
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.
Early History of the Norfleet family
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Norfleet Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Norfolk, Northfolk, Norfoke and others.
Early Notables of the Norfleet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Norfleet family
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.
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 
- Earl Norfleet Phillips, American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda, 2002-03; Barbados, 2002-03; Dominica, 2002; Grenada, 2002; SAINT Kitts and Nevis, 2002-03; SAINT Lucia, 2002-03 
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