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ˈnɔr ɪtʃ, -ɪdʒ, ˈnɒr-, ˈnɔr wɪtʃnor·wich

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  1. Norwichnoun

    A city in England, the county town of Norfolk


  1. Norwich

    Norwich ( (listen)) is a cathedral city and district of Norfolk, England, of which it is the county town. Norwich is by the River Wensum, about 100 mi (160 km) north-east of London, 40 mi (64 km) north of Ipswich and 65 mi (105 km) east of Peterborough. As the seat of the See of Norwich, with one of the country's largest medieval cathedrals, it is the largest settlement and has the largest urban area in East Anglia. The population of the Norwich City Council local authority area was estimated to be 144,000 in 2021, which was an increase from 143,135 in 2019. The wider built-up area had a population of 213,166 in 2019.


  1. Norwich

    Norwich is a city on the River Wensum in England. It is the regional administrative centre and county town of Norfolk. During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of the most important places in the kingdom. Until the Industrial Revolution, Norwich was the capital of the most populous county in England and vied with Bristol as England's second city. The urban area of Norwich has a population of 194,839. This area extends beyond the city boundary, with extensive suburban areas on the western, northern and eastern sides, including Costessey, Hellesdon, Bowthorpe, Old Catton, Sprowston and Thorpe St Andrew. The parliamentary seats cross over into adjacent local government districts. 132,512 people live in the City of Norwich and the population of the Norwich Travel to Work Area is 282,000. Norwich is the fourth most densely populated local government district within the East of England with 3,480 people per square kilometre.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Norwich

    1, an ancient cathedral city and capital of Norfolk (101), situated on the Wensum, immediately above its junction with the Yare, 114 m. NE. of London; its beautiful woodland surroundings have won it the name of "the city in an orchard"; chief of its many fine buildings is the cathedral, a handsome Norman structure, founded in 1096; of the old Norman castle only the keep now stands, crowning a central hill; its celebrated triennial musical festivals began in 1824; textile fabrics are still an important manufacture, but have been superseded in importance by mustard, starch, and iron-ware factories; has been a bishopric since 1094. 2, Capital of New London County (16), Connecticut, on the Thames River, 36 m. SE. of Hartford.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. norwich

    A city of England, and the capital of the county of Norfolk, on the river Wensum, 108 miles from London. In 1549 the city was the scene of an insurrection resembling that of the Jacquerie in France and the Peasant’s war in Germany. The poor objected to the inclosure of certain commons and waste lands in the neighborhood of Attleborough and Wymondham; fences were thrown down; Robert, alias Knight, a tanner, a bold and resolute man, headed the rebels, aided by his brother William, a butcher. Their numbers increased, and, marching towards Norwich, they encamped on Mousehold Heath, took possession of the mansion of the Earl of Surrey, and thence proceeded to lay siege to the city. Having augmented their number to 16,000, and strongly fortified their camp, they summoned the city to surrender. For months they maintained hostilities, and the country round was pillaged and laid waste, until at length they gained an entrance to the city. A strong force was sent down for the defense of the city, under the Marquis of Northampton, who was defeated on St. Martin’s Palace plain; the rebels plundered and set fire to the city in many parts. The Earl of Warwick, assisted by his son Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, was then sent to the relief of the citizens. The city was stormed by the king’s troops, and the rebels forced to retreat after a two days’ sharp conflict, during which upwards of 3000 were killed, and the insurgents subdued. About 300 of the ringleaders, including the two Ketts, were executed.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Norwich

    So called from the castle erected by the East Anglian kings as a “North wic,” or northern fortified village, relative to Caistor, to resist the invasion of the Danes.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Norwich is ranked #77012 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Norwich surname appeared 249 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Norwich.

    97.5% or 243 total occurrences were White.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Norwich' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4231

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norwich in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Norwich in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Norwich in a Sentence

  1. Lee Robson:

    Our fundamental values are under attack. norwich has a proud history of being a welcoming city, and, rest assured, we will not tolerate behaviour of this kind.

  2. Juergen Klopp:

    The occasion was great. It was exactly what we expected and what we ’d missed for so long, i applauded the Norwich fans as well because it’s so nice to have fans back, wherever they come from.

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