by Norman Descendants August 11, 2017


You can still relate to your Viking Norman brothers and sisters. If you are speaking English, 40% of it came from the Norman language. Therefore, you are partially speaking the language of your ancestors. Norman is also an oïl language. Norman was integrated into the French language and standardized by the oïl language of France. Many people view French and English as an extension of our Norman language. A form of Norman is still being spoken in Canada which is known as Québécois. In Normandy, France it is Cauchois and Manchois. In the channel Islands in the UK there’s Jèrriais in Jersey Island and Guernésiais in Guernsey island.

Northlanders #18 by Massimo Carnevale.

Norman Descendants
Norman Descendants

Normans were the people who gave their name to Normandy, a region in northern France. They were descended from Viking conquerors lead by Rollo of the territory and the native Merovingian culture formed from Germanic Franks and Romanised Gauls. Their identity emerged initially in the first half of the 10th century, and gradually evolved over succeeding centuries.