Michael Norris

Barnsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Michael

When Michael Norris was born on 17 April 1757, in Barnsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Norris, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Landner, was 28. He married Mary Clissold on 21 January 1781. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He was buried in Barnsley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Michael Norris
Mary Clissold
Marriage: 21 January 1781
Thomas Norris
Charles Norris
Betty Norris
John Norris
Maria Norris
Harriet Norris
Jacob Norris
Charlotte Norris
Jacob Norris
Elizabeth Norris

Spouse & Children

21 January 1781


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World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 44

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 58

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 66

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

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

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Michael Norris in entry for Charles Norris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Michael Norris in entry for Thos Norris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Michael Norris - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Michael Norris

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