, which is derived Old English words "norð," meaning "north," and "folc," meaning "people."
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
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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.