Norris Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Norris Family History

If you are conducting some Norris family history research then you can view the Norris coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Norris surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'


The name Norris in Ireland is usually of Norman origin being derived from the Norman word 'Noreis', meaning 'Northerner' and thus 'Norseman'. The name is mostly found in County Cork in the South of the country. The names Nurse and Nourse are variants.

A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Norris Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Crosses Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades
Fleur de Lis Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France
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