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Norfolk History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Norfolk 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 Norfolk family


The surname Norfolk 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 Norfolk family


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Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1455, 1487 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Norfolk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Norfolk Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Norfolk family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Norfolk family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Norfolk Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Norfolk, who settled in Maryland in 1668
  • Thomas Norfolk, who arrived in Maryland in 1668 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Norfolk Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Diana Norfolk, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Diana Norfolk, who landed in Virginia in 1701 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Norfolk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albert J. Norfolk, aged 28, who settled in America from England, in 1903
  • Albert James Norfolk, aged 28, who immigrated to the United States from Colchester, England, in 1904
  • Arthur Norfolk, aged 24, who immigrated to America from Thorpe, England, in 1904
  • Cyril C. Norfolk, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1910
  • Charles Norfolk, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norfolk Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • David Norfolk, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848

Norfolk Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Norfolk, (b. 1837), aged 18, British labourer travelling from London aboard the ship "Grasmere" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th May 1855 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Mary Ann Norfolk, (b. 1834), aged 22, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Sarah Norfolk, (b. 1836), aged 20, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Ann Norfolk, (b. 1842), aged 17, English domestic servant from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. Henry Norfolk, (b. 1846), aged 13, English labourer from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 14th November 1859 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Norfolk (post 1700)


  • Margaret Norfolk, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bladensburg, Maryland, 1863-67 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter Robert Norfolk OBE (b. 1960), British wheelchair tennis player, nicknamed The Quadfather
  • Helen Norfolk (b. 1981), New Zealand swimming competitor

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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