James William Norris

St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James William

When James William Norris was born in 1879, in St Ives, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Norris, was 21 and his mother, Emily Susan Salmons, was 21.

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Joseph Norris
Emily Susan Salmons
James William Norris
Emma Jane Norris
Joseph Frederick Norris
Hephzibah Norris
George A Norris
Leonard Norris
Mary Elizabeth Norris
Emily Susan Kate Norris

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 1

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 5

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 35

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James N Norris in household of Joseph Norris, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • James W Norris in household of Joseph Norris, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • James William Norris, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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