If your surname is Norfolk then this site will definitely have something to interest you! As well as being concerned with the history of my own family of Norfolks in Yorkshire from c1244 to the present there is a great deal of information about the genealogy of Norfolks in general.

Hello and welcome to Norfolk Family History

My name is Steve Norfolk and a few years ago, as I was thinking about the passage of time, it occurred to me - as I'm sure it does to most people - that, although we can't know where we're going, we can certainly find out where we came from. So, I set out on the journey to discover the history of my Norfolk family, not suspecting in the least that it would lead me on a journey back in time of almost 800 years and spanning 23 generations!

I'm sure many other Norfolks have a similar story - one they've already researched or one they've yet to discover. Either way, I hope this site can be of help.

If you have Norfolk information to share, e.g. a family tree, photos or documents please get in touch with me by using the Contact Form or email me at steve@norfolkfamilyhistory.co.uk  

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PLEASE NOTE: Responsibility for the accuracy of information submitted to, and then used on, this site remains with the person(s) who supplied it. If you believe that any such information contains mistakes, please contact me.

 

 Photos of Norfolk graves in south-east London, very kindly sent to me by Victoria Norfolk.

The graves are those of Edward Norfolk and his family, followed by Charles Norfolk and his wife. Edward and Charles were the sons of Thomas Norfolk, Brewer, of Deptford).

Click HERE to see them.

Click here to see all the NORFOLK Births, Marriages and Deaths in thG.R.O. Index 1837-1940 - FREE!

MARRIAGES NOW INCLUDE MANY SPOUSE NAMES PRIOR TO 1912 PLUS MANY OTHER DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE TO BE VIEWED IF THE CELL HAS A RED TRIANGLE IN THE TOP RIGHT-HAND CORNER.

 

NORFOLKS OF LINCOLNSHIRE

An 8 Generation Chart plus a separate list of all the people named in it.   

Information kindly supplied by Andrew Fleming.

Click HERE to see them!

 

More than 100 miscellaneous NORFOLK documents now available (courtesy of John Norfolk of Tiverton) including several Wills.

Click NORFOLK DOCUMENTS to see the list 

then Contact me if you'd like a copy of a document emailed to you.

THE NORFOLKS OF EAST DRAYTON

Click HERE to see a detailed history and other information researched and very kindly provided by Jim Norfolk.

 


INDEX TO NORFOLK WILLS

In 1970, John Norfolk of Tiverton spent many hours at Somerset House noting down details of all the Norfolk Wills he could find between 1859 and 1970 - a magnificent achievement! His notes have now been transcribed onto an Excel spreadsheet and you can see it by clicking here

There's almost certainly someone from YOUR tree in the Index.

 

 

A few basic tips on

Tracing your Family Tree

 

 

NORFOLKS of SOHAM

Information kindly provided by Debbie Middlehurst 

 Click here to see it!

 

 

 

 

 TAKE A LOOK! ....... photos - taken by Mary Stowell     - of NORFOLK Graves at Harewood.

  • PLUS ....... a set of great photos taken by Trevor Stowell     - of  NORFOLK Graves at Guiseley, Cottingley,Otley,Menston,Hawkesworth,Kirkby Overblow, Pannal and Weeton.

If you're a descendant of the Otley branch, a relative of yours may be in here!  Click here to take a look.

 

N0RFOLK Monumental Inscriptions at Harewood Church - see them here!

(This is a pdf file)

 

 

COULD YOU BE RELATED TO
THOMAS NORFOLK OF DEPTFORD?
Click here to see a Descendants Report provided by Vivien Norfolk and click here to see what may be a photo of Thomas Norfolk.
If you think you can connect, please Contact me
This is a PDF file - if you're unable to open such files please click here to download the latest Adobe Reader - FREE.

PLUS A FAMILY TREE OF   NORFOLKS OF DEPTFORD PROVIDED BY   Andrew Norfolk.

CLICK HERE TO SEE IT!

 

 

Click HERE to read the autobiography of Howard Norfolk

 

Click HERE to visit a site called the GRAVESTONE PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCE PROJECT where you can see details and photos of other Norfolk gravestones! 

 

 

Got a question?

Or, better still, an answer?

Visit the 
NORFOLK FAMILY HISTORY FORUM 


 

 

 NORFOLK BIRTH, DEATH & MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES

John Norfolk is looking for homes for his surplus BirthDeath & Marriage Certificates. Just click on the blue links to see the lists of available certificates and then Contact me if you see any that would be relevant to your own research. 

Last few remaining!  

 

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Interesting fact: The Office Of National Statistics database contains a list of surnames in use in England, Wales and the Isle of Man (most recent being 2002). This list contains almost 270,000 surnames shared by 54.4 million people. At this time there were 1,641 people with the surname Norfolk, making it the 4,388th most popular surname! Obviously a case of QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY!

Click HERE to check a surname on the O.N.S. list.

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Did your ancestors have occupations with strange or unusual names?

Click HERE to find out what they meant!

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If you're searching for Norfolk family information or have some of your own to share, please visit my Guest Book or use the Contact Form.

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Monumental Inscriptions are so valuable to the family history researcher. Take a look at these photos of NORFOLK GRAVES.

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Unless otherwise stated, material on this site © Steve Norfolk 2006-2011.