Last Name NORRIS


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.

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