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

Norville Early Origins



The surname Norville 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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Norville Spelling Variations


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Norville 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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Norville Early History


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Norville Early History



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

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Norville Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norville Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Norville 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:

Norville Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sa Norville, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Norville Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. Norville, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Ralph Norville, aged 1, who landed in America from Panama, Panama, in 1917
  • Wilbert Norville, aged 5, who settled in America from Panama, Panama, in 1917
  • Edward Norville, aged 31, who emigrated to America, in 1920
  • J. Norville, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norville (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norville (post 1700)



  • W. N. Norville, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 2nd District, 1884
  • Deborah Norville (b. 1958), American television broadcaster and journalist
  • Jason Norville (b. 1983), Trinidadian footballer

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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. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The Norville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norville 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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