Norris Family History

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Norris Name Meaning

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’. 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’. occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).

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

Similar surnames: Morris, Norrie, Orris, Norlin, Oris, Norrick, Harris, Boris, Corris

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Norris Family Origin

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Norris Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Norris. 25% of Norris men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Norris women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norris were Clerk and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Servant

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

Norris Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 635,000 census records available for the last name Norris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norris census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 50,000 immigration records available for the last name Norris. 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 Card

There are 101,000 military records available for the last name Norris. For the veterans among your Norris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Norris Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Norris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Norris in 1941 was 38, and 72 in 2004.

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