Show ContentsNorvall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Norvall surname is thought to be derived from the name of a place in England named Northwell in Nottinghamshire. The name of this place combines the old English term for "north" with other geographic features such as "welle," meaning "a well or spring." [1]

There are also no doubt instances of this name that are derived from a shortened form of the Scottish name Normanville (ultimately of Norman French origin).

Early Origins of the Norvall family

The surname Norvall was first found in Sussex where Henry de Northwelle was registered in 1296 during the reign of King Edward I. [2]

Early History of the Norvall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norvall research. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1124, 1200, 1373, 1605, 1669, 1719, 1694, 1697, 1704, 1710 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Norvall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Norvall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Norvell, Norval, Norvall, Norvill, Norville, Norvel, Norvyle, Norwald, Norwell, Norvaile, Norvil, Norrel, Northwell and many more.

Early Notables of the Norvall family (pre 1700)

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Australia Norvall migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Norvall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Norvall, Scottish convict who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for life, transported aboard the "Caledonia" on 5th July 1820, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Norvall (post 1700) +

  • Norvall G. Marlott, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 11th District, 1910 [4]

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th November 2020). Retrieved from
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from on Facebook