Norvill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Norvill 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 Norvill family

The surname Norvill 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 Norvill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norvill 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 Norvill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Norvill 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 Norvill family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norvill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Norvill migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Norvill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Susan Norvill, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [3]
Norvill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Norvill, who settled in Maryland in 1747
  • Susan Norvill also settled in America in 1747


  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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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