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Meaning and Origin of: Norris boy

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First name origins & meanings:

  1. English: Man from the north
  2. English: Northerner

First name variations: Normie, Normal, Norm, Norville, Normand, Norman, Noris, Norreys, Norrie, Norriss, Norry

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English, Scottish, and Irish: 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’.
  2. English, Scottish, and Irish: 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’.
  3. English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a wet-nurse or foster mother, from Old French nurice, norrice (Latin nutrix, genitive nutricis).
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