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Norrie Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Norris. Black offers evidence that this name was interchangeable with Norn, an old Orkney surname derived from Old Norse Norræna, the name of the Norse language; alternatively, it may be from Old Norse Noregr ‘Norway’. English: variant of Northey.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Norris, Morris, Nore, Forgie, Lourie, Corrie, Currie, Berrie, Norrid

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Where is the Norrie family from?

You can see how Norrie families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norrie family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Norrie families were found in and Scotland in 1841and Scotland in 1851and Scotland in 1861and Scotland in 1871and Scotland in 1881and Scotland in 1891and Scotland in 1901. In 1911 there were 38 Norrie families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Norrie's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Norrie families in 1911.
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What did your Norrie ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Norrie. 49% of Norrie men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Laboring
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Norrie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norrie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Norrie. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Norrie. For the veterans among your Norrie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Norrie lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Norrie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Norrie in 1958 was 56, and 54 in 2004.

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