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Rebecca Nurse, A Salem Witch

Last Modified: Apr 28 2017

While there is no evidence to suggest any connection to my ancestors, it is interesting to look at some of the people through the ages who have carried the name Noers, Norreys, Norris or Nurse.

In this blog I look at Rebecca Nurse – perhaps the most (in)famous person to carry the surname.


Edward Norris II, Pastor of Salem Church, Massachusetts

Last Modified: Apr 28 2017

While there is no evidence to suggest any connection to my ancestors, it is interesting to look at some of the people through the ages who have carried the name Noers, Norreys, Norris or Nurse.

My next “famous” person is Edward Norris, Pastor of Salem Church, Massachusetts.


Sir Henry Norris, Friend of King Henry VIII

Last Modified: Apr 28 2017

While there is no evidence to suggest any connection to my ancestors, it is interesting to look at some of the people through the ages who have carried the name Noers, Norreys, Norris or Nurse.

I continue with Sir Henry Norris a friend of King Henry VIII.


William de Noers, Steward of King William I

Last Modified: Apr 28 2017

Domesday_BookWhile there is no evidence to suggest any connection to my ancestors, it is interesting to look at some of the people through the ages who have carried the name Noers, Norreys, Norris or Nurse.

We will start with William de Noers, Steward of King William I (The Conqueror). It is possible that William de Noers was a descendant of Gilbert de Noyers, mentioned in an earlier blog post on the etymology of the surname Nurse, but we have no proof that this is the case.


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