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Norrie is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a person from the north. The surname is usually derived from the Anglo-French words noreis and norreis, which both mean northerner. Occasionally, Norrie is an occupational name for a nurse; in this case, the derivation is from the Old French word norrice, which means nurse. Lastly, the surname Norrie is sometimes a local surname for a "dweller at the north house."

Norrie Early Origins



The surname Norrie was first found in Hampstead Norreys (Hampstead Norris), a village and civil parish in Berkshire. Dating back to the Domesday Book, where it was listed as Hanstede [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
, the village is today still noted for its Norman parish church and the remains of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle nearby. The village name's changed to Hampstede Norreys, when the Norreys family bought the manor in 1448. A branch of the family was found in Speke, Lancashire where at one time they held Speke Hall. "From the de Erneys it came, also by marriage, to the family of Norres, of whom was Sir William Norres, who brought from the palace of Holyrood, at Edinburgh, part of the royal library and some curious pieces of fine oak wainscot, to Speke Hall: this mansion was re-erected by Sir Edward Norres. The family retained the manor until the 18th century, when their heiress married Lord Sidney Beauclerk, fifth son of Charles, Duke of St. Alban's; whose grandson, Charles George, sold Speke to the Watt family. The great hall is very lofty, with wainscot and a ceiling of oak, and having a mantelpiece brought from Holyrood: at each angle of the southern wall, within the court, are two spacious corbelled windows, one of which lights the hall. The house was originally surrounded by a moat, of which the outlines remain, and over which a bridge leads to the principal entrance. The whole forms a highly interesting specimen of old English domestic architecture." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Norrie Spelling Variations


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Norrie Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Norrie has been recorded under many different variations, including Norreys, Norris, Norres, Norrice, Norrish and others.

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Norrie Early History


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Norrie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norrie research. Another 353 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1481, 1564, 1777, 1405, 1450, 1433, 1507, 1525, 1601, 1572, 1579, 1622, 1622, 1603, 1658, 1702, 1670, 1749, 1675, 1711, 1671, 1735, 1724 and are included under the topic Early Norrie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norrie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norrie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Lady Alice Norreys ( c. 1405-1450), an English Lady of the Most Noble Order of the Garter; Sir William Norreys (1433-1507), a famous Lancastrian soldier, and later an Esquire of the Body to King Edward IV; Henry Norris "Norreys" (1525-1601), created 1st Baron Norreys in 1572...

Another 88 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norrie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norrie In Ireland


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Norrie In Ireland



Some of the Norrie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Norrie or a variant listed above:

Norrie Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Savage Norrie, who came to Virginia in 1635
  • Robert Norrie, who came to Georgia in 1698

Norrie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Norrie, who arrived in New England in 1804
  • Adam Norrie, who arrived in America in 1820
  • Adam Norrie, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833

Norrie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Norrie, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Norrie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Norrie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881
  • Isabella Norrie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881
  • Mary Norrie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881
  • Anna Norrie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881
  • Robert H. Norrie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Stracathro" in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norrie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norrie (post 1700)



  • Christine Norrie, American comic book artist, known for her work on the graphic novel
  • David Doherty Norrie (b. 1963), former American major college and professional football player
  • Margaret Rosamond Fawcett Norrie (1905-1983), Liberal party member of the Senate of Canada
  • Gordon Norrie (1855-1941), Danish surgeon and ophthalmologist
  • Eleanor Elizabeth Tucker Norrie (b. 1942), former teacher, restaurant owner and politician in Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Kenneth Harold Norrie (b. 1946), Canadian economic historian
  • Bryan Norrie (b. 1983), Australian rugby league footballer
  • Kenneth McKenzie Norrie, Professor of Law at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • Lt. Gen. Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie (1893-1977), 1st Baron Norrie, British Army general during World War II, Governor-General of New Zealand between 1952 and 1957
  • Bill Norrie (b. 1929), former Mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba, current Chancellor of the University of Manitoba

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Motto


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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: Feythfully serve
Motto Translation: Faithfully serve


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Norrie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norrie 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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