Normanton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Normanton was originally a habitation name, that is, a surname derived from a place-name. The Normanton family took the name of a town of Normanville in the French province of Normandy, prior to emigration to Britain.

Early Origins of the Normanton family

The surname Normanton was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat being descended from John of Normanville in Yvetot in Normandy.

Conjecturally, this John was granted lands by King David of Scotland while he was Earl of Huntingdon in England. John de Normanville followed the king and was granted his lands in Berwick in 1124.

Early History of the Normanton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Normanton research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1242 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Normanton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Normanton Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Normanville, Normanmile, Normanvill, Normansvill, Normanswell, Normansell, Norvell, Norval, Norvall, Norvill, Norville, Norvel, Norvell, Norvyle, Norwald, Norwell, Norvaile and many more.

Early Notables of the Normanton family (pre 1700)

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Canada Normanton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Normanton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Nathl Normanton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Australia Normanton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Normanton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


The Normanton Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spem renovant alae
Motto Translation: Its wings renew its hope.


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/blenheim


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