The Van Norman surname comes from the German word "nordm," meaning "north," along with "man;" that is, it was a name for a person from the North.
The surname Van Norman was first found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the
social and political affairs. The family name is also connected to several place names in the Holstein region.
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