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

Norfoke Early Origins



The surname Norfoke 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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Norfoke Spelling Variations


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Norfoke Spelling Variations



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

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Norfoke Early History


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Norfoke Early History



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

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Norfoke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norfoke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norfoke 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Norfoke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norfoke 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 7 May 2013 at 10:34.

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