Last Name NORRIS

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Meaning Local: The Noreis, the northern, the man from the North: sometimes meaning a Norwegian, but generally the north countries. Also, official, 'the nurse.'
'Norroy,' or north-king; a title given, in England, to the third king-at-arms. 'Norrie,' French, a foster-child.
Local: The Noreis, the northern, the man from the North, sometimes meaning a Norwegian, but generally the 'north countree.' Also, 'the nurse,' from 'norice.'
Origin English, Jewish, Spanish, Irish, Falkland, South african

Rank 326 (2000 US census) 309 (1990 US census)
Count 85,212 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 82.01%, or 69882 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 13.81%, or 11768 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.37%, or 315 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.93%, or 792 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.53%, or 1304 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.35%, or 1150 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.


Ukrainian middle names

Ukrainian middle names form the same way as Russian ones, except that for girls, the patronymic ending is '-ivna' rather than '-ovna' or '-evna.' Follow the Russian middle names link to get any additional information.

Scottish surnames

Scottish last names divide themselves into two classes: Highland and Lowland.
In very few instances the names were considered before the eleventh century. They became significantly better known only since the thirteen century.
Just like English and other last n...

How many distinct last names exist in the United States of America?

How does one estimate/guess that number? The first source that comes to mind is the result of the latest available census. We know that 2000 year census presents us with a little over 150,000 unique surnames. The least po...


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