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Meaning and Origin of: Norris

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Man from the north
  • English : Northerner

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English, Scottish, and Irish : regional name for someone who had migrated from the North (i.e. further north in England, or from Scotland or Scandinavia), from Old French nor(r)eis ‘northerner’.
  • English, Scottish, and Irish : topographic name for someone who lived in a house on the north side of a settlement or estate, from Middle English north ‘north’ + hous ‘house’.
  • English, Scottish, and Irish : occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).