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

Norfolk Early Origins



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.

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Norfolk Spelling Variations


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Norfolk Spelling Variations



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

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Norfolk Early History


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Norfolk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norfolk research. Another 171 words (12 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.

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Norfolk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norfolk Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norfolk 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 were:

Norfolk Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Norfolk, who setted 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 emigrated to the United States from Colchester, England, in 1904
  • Arthur Norfolk, aged 24, who emigrated to America from Thorpe, England, in 1904
  • Cyril C. Norfolk, aged 29, who emigrated 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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norfolk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norfolk (post 1700)



  • Margaret Norfolk, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bladensburg, Maryland, 1863-67 [3]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


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  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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Norfolk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norfolk 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.

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