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Multiple Origins for the Surname Norman



The Norman surname is ultimately derived from the Scandinavian word "noromenn," meaning "men from the north." It came to Britain with pre-Conquest Scandinavian settlers, and became a personal name among the Saxons. This name also came to Britain following the Norman conquest; in this instance, it was most likely a name for someone from the town of Normanville in the French province of Normandy.

Norman Early Origins



The surname Norman was first found in Suffolk, where a record from the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, shows a bearer of "Noroman" in 1066-70. The Domesday Book shows several bearers of the name in England in 1086. The parish of Merton in Surrey has an early record of the family. "In 1115, a convent built of wood, for Canons regular of the order of St. Augustine, was founded here by Gilbert Norman, sheriff of Surrey; and Henry I., in 1121, granted to the community a charter of incorporation and the manor of Merton." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

As early as 1234 this surname distinguished themselves and early records show John Norman was Sheriff of the City of London in 1234 and later elected Lord Mayor in 1250.


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Norman Spelling Variations


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Norman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Norman, Normanby, Normanville, Normand and others.

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Norman Early History


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Norman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norman research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1171, 1220, 1216, 1195 and 1468 are included under the topic Early Norman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norman In Ireland


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Norman In Ireland



Some of the Norman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 54 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Norman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Norman, who landed in New England in 1623
  • Austice Norman, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Hen Norman, who arrived in Virginia in 1634
  • Peter Norman, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Jo Norman, aged 19, landed in Bermuda in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Norman, who landed in Virginia in 1701
  • Rachel Norman, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Rachel] Norman, who landed in Virginia in 1704
  • Joshua Norman, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
  • Caleb Norman, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Norman, aged 27, landed in Georgia in 1812
  • William Norman, who arrived in New York in 1822
  • Nels C Norman, aged 22, arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1833
  • Abraham Norman, who landed in New York in 1835
  • Georgiana, daughter of John Norman of St. Thomas, Exeter (Devon) was married at St. John's, Newfoundland in 1852 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James and William Norman were descended from a family who settled in Brigus, Newfoundland in 1714 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Robert Norman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Sarah Norman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Robert Norman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Henry Norman was a merchant of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1765 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Norman settled in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland in 1802 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Gregory Norman settled in Belle Isle, Newfoundland in 1813 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • William Norman was a planter of Bareneed, Newfoundland in 1826 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Norman was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1832 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Joseph Norman settled in Greenspond, Newfoundland in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Norman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • A Norman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Christina Norman, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Norman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Norman, English convict from Essex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • James Norman, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Richard Norman, English convict from Bedford, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • Henry Norman, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • Edward Norman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Norman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Brougham" in 1842
  • Hector Norman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Ann Norman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • John Norman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • Isabella Norman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norman (post 1700)



  • Fred Norman (b. 1942), American baseball player
  • Marsha Norman (b. 1947), American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • James F. Van Norman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly 7th District, 1966
  • Thomas Van Norman, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for South Dakota State House of Representatives 26th-A District, 2010
  • Dorothy Norman (1905-1997), American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948
  • F. D. Norman, American politician, Delegate to Alabama convention to ratify 21st amendment from Calhoun County, 1933
  • F. G. Norman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1860
  • Francis Norman, American Republican politician, Chair of Chemung County Republican Party, 1955
  • Frank W. Norman, American politician, Mayor of Bridgeton, Missouri, 1951
  • Fred Barthold Norman (1882-1947), American Republican politician, Member of Washington State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Washington 3rd District, 1943-45, 1947; Defeated, 1944
  • ... (Another 55 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Norman Historic Events


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Norman Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Frank S. Norman, British Musician from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Charles George James Norman (1914-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Edwardstown, South Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Frederick William Norman (1916-1941), Australian Leading Seaman from South Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Christopher J B Norman (b. 1922), Canadian Midshipman serving for the Royal Canadian Navy from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Arthur William Norman, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Jasper Norman, American 3rd Class passenger from Rochester, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Robert Norman, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Robert Douglas Norman (d. 1912), aged 28, Scottish Second Class passenger from Glasgow, Scotland who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Suggested Readings for the name Norman


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Suggested Readings for the name Norman



  • Norman Genealogy by William Ernest Norman.
  • The Normans, 1720-1976 by Maggie Laurie Carson.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. 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).
  6. 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).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Norman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norman 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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