Origin of Norfolkafter the county in England seaport in SE Va., on Hampton Roads & Chesapeake Bay
Origin of NorfolkOE Northfolc: see north & folk county in E England, on the North Sea: 2,074 sq mi (5,372 sq km); county seat, Norwich
- A region of eastern England bordering on the North Sea, historically part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of East Anglia. Its name means the “northern people,” as opposed to the “southern people” of Suffolk.
- An independent city of southeast Virginia on Hampton Roads southeast of Richmond. Founded in 1682, it has been a major naval base since the American Revolution.x