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

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.

English surnames

English surnames can be divided into five classes: Baptisimal or Personal (first) names, local, official, and occupative surnames. Nicknames represent the last class. Practically there are only four classes, for it is often hard ti distinguish between occupation and offic...

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

Russian middle names

As with many things that are 'Russian,' neither child nor his parents has much choice in picking the name. It is purely patronymic and generally predefined at the time when the child is born or even rather conceived. The name is derived from the child's father's first...


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