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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.



The Origin of the Surname Nurse - Part 1 - Etymology

Last Modified: Oct 18 2020
ComptonDando

The primary goal in any family history research is to try and determine where the family originated. Sometimes, one is lucky and can accomplish this goal by pursuing the original records – birth/baptism, marriage, death/burial, wills and probate, but more often than not records are either lost or so illegible that the researcher reaches a dead end.


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