Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. NAWR-mən  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Referred to a person who was originally from Scandinavia or Normandy. Even before the Norman Conquest, Scandinavians were settling the north and east of England. The Normans who participated in the Conquest were originally from Scandinavia, but had been living in Normandy, France for over a century and spoke French.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesNormand(French)
User SubmissionNorman


Entry updated August 16, 2017