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

Norvell Early Origins



The surname Norvell 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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Norvell Spelling Variations


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Norvell 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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Norvell Early History


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Norvell Early History



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

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Norvell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norvell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Norvell 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:

Norvell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Norvell, who landed in America in 1654-1679
  • William Norvell settled in Barbados in 1660
  • William Norvell, who settled in Barbados in 1660

Norvell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Norvell, who arrived in Virginia in 1716

Norvell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas S Norvell, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • Lipscomb Norvell, who landed in Texas in 1835

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norvell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norvell (post 1700)



  • Karl D. Norvell, American politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Crawford County, 1903-04
  • R. H. Norvell, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 12th District, 1986
  • John Norvell (1789-1850), American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Detroit, Michigan, 1831-36; U.S. Senator from Michigan, 1837-41Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County, 1842; U.S. Attorney for Michigan, 1845-50
  • George E. Norvell, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1956-58
  • Ernest Campbell Norvell (1870-1941), American Republican politician, Member of Tennessee State House of Representatives, 1917-25
  • David L. Norvell, American Democrat politician, New Mexico State Attorney General, 1971-75
  • Dallas Norvell, American Democrat politician, Supervisor of Monguagon Township, Michigan, 1859, 1864-66
  • Caleb C. Norvell, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1870
  • David L. Norvell, U.S. Democratic politician who served as Attorney General of New Mexico from 1971 to 1975
  • Lipscomb Norvell (1756-1843), American military officer in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    2. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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    The Norvell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norvell 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 2 June 2016 at 21:03.

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