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Norvill

Location
Cyprus
From
England
Hi to all. Can anybody tell me if they have heard of the name Norvill either as a surname or forename? It was my Grandad`s middle name, I assume he was named after someone, it wasn`t his Mother`s maiden name, so have you heard of it?
 
Hi to all. Can anybody tell me if they have heard of the name Norvill either as a surname or forename? It was my Grandad`s middle name, I assume he was named after someone, it wasn`t his Mother`s maiden name, so have you heard of it?


Hi D-G,

Thats a new one to me.
I think sometimes family names are passed down through the genereations as a christian name, albeit a middle name.

Have you tried 'googling' Norvill.

Steve.:)
 
Hi,
I don't know if this will help or not. I could never work out why my gt grandfather John Boulton's full name was John Henry Lawley Boulton until I discovered that his mother's sister Jane married a Henry Lawley and I guess that they were possibly his Godparents, hence the names. So your Norvill could have been for another family member or even family friend.
Emeltee
 
I found the name as all of the above first, middle and last names on ancestery, another spelling is norville, which mean northern village, norman village and village to the north (googled):biggrin: joyce
 
It` amazing how one thing leads to another. I am still looking for the `Norvill` link and was having another look at the census returns when I noticed that when my GG Grandad was born there was a family called Errington living in the same street and lo and behold, my GG Grandad was called Edward Errington Blackbird. Thanks to you all for the tip!
 
Have discovered that it`s Norvell not the spelling above, but still haven`t found where it came from. Thanks again for your suggestions though.:)
 
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