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Recorded in several forms including Noris, Norris, Norres, Norriss, Norrish, and dialectals such as Nares, Naris, and Nearise, this is an Anglo-French surname. It has three possible origins that have become intertwined over the centuries. The first and most generally applicable to modern-day bearers of the name is ethnic. It derives from the Norman-French pre 10th century word "norreis", meaning a northerner, or more pragmatically a Norseman or what we now know as a Viking. The dukedom of Normandy in France means the place of the North men, since it was settled by Vikings in the 8th century a.d. When the Norans invaded England in 1066, they were often fighting their own long lost relatives who were by then English...

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Patrick Norris from County Cork Ireland, settled in Lincoln Neb. USA was a railroad engineer . Three sons , Pat , Fron, Jack .and one daughter Mildred Norris Eckert . Son Pat a graduate of Nebraska University was president of a Capitellar tractor dealership covering three states. Was a state senator in Wyoming where he lived. Fron worked for the railroad and Jack was a SEABEE Military man who served in WW II. Patrick the father , his wife , Fron and wife are burred in North Platte, Neb.

David Norris

I am trying to find any of my father's family from Ireland to state of iowa USA, His name was David Louis Norris born 3/22/15. In Logan,Iowa.

Rebekah Shively

I am looking to find where Archibald was born in Ireland; where he would have emigrated to America.


Archibald Norris b.1765 in Ireland d. 1851 in Westmoreland county, Derry Township, Pennsylvania


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