Norman (surname)

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English Origin

The Norman surname is ultimately derived from the Scandinavian word "noromenn," meaning "men from the north." It came to Britain with pre-Conquest Scandianavian settlers, and became a personal name among the Saxons. This name also came to Britain following the Norman Conquest; in this instance, it was most likely a name for someone from the town of Normanville in the French province of Normandy.

First found in Suffolk, where a record from the Abbey of Bury St.

Scottish Origin

First found in Argyllshire where they were granted lands by King David of Scotland.

German Origin

First found in Hamburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area.

Spelling Variations

Norman, Normanby, Normanville, Normand, van Norman, van Normann, Normann,

Motto Translated

Aid from above.

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