Norment History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Norment has a long French heritage that first began in the northern region of Normandy. The name is derived from when the family lived in Normandy. It is generally understood that the name was originally derived from the place-name Normandy.
Early Origins of the Norment family
The surname Norment was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat at Grandcour, and are believed to be represented in the year 1066 at that seigneurie, through William of Grandcour, son of William, Count d'Eu, who was said to be a man of great bravery and who was conducted to an honorable refuge in France after the Norman Conquest of England.
Early History of the Norment family
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Norment Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Norment some of which are Normand, Normant, Le Normand, Le Normant, Normandie, Normend, Norment, Le Normend and many more.
Early Notables of the Norment family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Norment family
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Norment has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Norment were Pierre Normand, who arrived in Quebec in 1719 from Guyenne; Jean Normand who arrived in Quebec in 1727 from Brittany; Jean Baptiste Normand, who arrived in Quebec in 1759 from Lorraine.
Contemporary Notables of the name Norment (post 1700) +
- Thomas K. Norment Jr., American Republican politician, Elected Virginia State Senate 3rd District 2011 
- Thomas A. Norment, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 6th District, 1912 
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