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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 came to Maryland in 1668
  • Thomas Norfolk, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

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

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 [1]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
  • Helen Norfolk (b. 1981), New Zealand swimming competitor
  • Peter Robert Norfolk (b. 1960), OBE, is a British wheelchair tennis player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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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.

This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 11:08.

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