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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.

Norment Early Origins



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.

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Norment Spelling Variations


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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.

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Norment Early History


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Norment Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norment research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norment History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norment Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norment Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Norment 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



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norment (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    3. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Norment Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norment 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 11:11.

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