|Alt names||Blo Norton||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 187|
|Blo' Norton||source: WeRelate abbreviation|
|Blo-Norton||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|Nortuna||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 187|
|Located in||Norfolk, England|
|See also||Guiltcross Hundred, Norfolk, England||hundred in which it was located|
|Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1902|
|Thetford Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1902-1935|
|Wayland Rural, Norfolk, England||rural district in which it was located 1935-1974|
|Breckland District, Norfolk, England||district municipality covering the area since 1974|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia
Blo' Norton is a village and civil parish in the Breckland District of Norfolk, England, on the River Little Ouse, not far from Diss. The parish had a population of 270 in approximately 100 households, according to the 2001 UK census.
The name reputedly derives from ‘Blae’, which is old Saxon/Norse, meaning both ‘cold’ and ‘blue’. The ‘blue’ could refer to the woad plant that grows in wetter areas and is a source of traditional blue dye. ‘Norton’ is a settlement on the north side of the river.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Blo' Norton.
- GENUKI provides a list of references for Blo' Norton. Some entries lead to free online transcriptions of registers and censuses.
Categories: Norfolk, England | Blo' Norton, Norfolk, England | Guiltcross Hundred, Norfolk, England | Guiltcross Rural, Norfolk, England | Thetford Rural, Norfolk, England | Wayland Rural, Norfolk, England | Breckland District, Norfolk, England