Norfolk, which is derived Old English words "norð," meaning "north," and "folc," meaning "people."
Early Origins of the Northfolk family
Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1154 when William of Norfolk held estates.
Early History of the Northfolk family
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Northfolk Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Norfolk, Northfolk, Norfoke and others.
Early Notables of the Northfolk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Northfolk family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Norfolke, who came to Barbados in 1659; Thomas Norfolk, who came to Maryland in 1668; and Diana Norfolk, who arrived in Virginia in 1701.
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