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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The surname Norval was originally a habitation name, that is, a surname derived from a place-name. The Norval family took the name of a town of Normanville in the French province of Normandy, prior to emigration to Britain.

Norval Early Origins



The surname Norval was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat being descended from John of Normanville in Yvetot in Normandy. Conjecturally, this John was granted lands by King David of Scotland while he was Earl of Huntingdon in England. John de Normanville followed the king and was granted his lands in Berwick in 1124.

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Norval Spelling Variations


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Norval Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Normanville, Normanmile, Normanvill, Normansvill, Normanswell, Normansell, Norvell, Norval, Norvall, Norvill, Norville, Norvel, Norvell, Norvyle, Norwald, Norwell, Norvaile and many more.

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Norval Early History


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Norval Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norval research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1242 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Norval History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norval Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norval Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Norval 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Norval Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Norval, aged 65, who settled in America, in 1894

Norval Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • J.W. Norval, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Alexr. Norval, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Peter Norval, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Gartnaval, Scotland, in 1910
  • Robina C. Norval, aged 29, who landed in America from Scotland, in 1912
  • William Norval, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Liverpool, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Norval Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Jos. Woods Norval, aged 62, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norval (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norval (post 1700)



  • Theophilus Lincoln Norval (b. 1847), American Republican politician, Member of Nebraska State Senate, 1878; District Judge in Nebraska, 1883-89; Justice of Nebraska State Supreme Court, 1890-1902; Chief Justice of Nebraska State Supreme Court, 1894-95, 1900-02
  • Richard Sampson Norval, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1888; Delegate to Nebraska State Constitutional Convention, 1919-20
  • Aletta Norval, South-African born political theorist
  • Andy Norval (1912-1999), Australian rugby league player
  • Pieter "Piet" Norval (b. 1970), South African former tennis player

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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: Spem renovant alae
Motto Translation: Its wings renew its hope.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    8. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    11. ...

    The Norval Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norval 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 1 April 2016 at 14:09.

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