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Famous People From Norfolk

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List of famous people from Norfolk, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Norfolk, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Norfolk you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Norfolk, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List features people like Bernard Meadows, Shane Herbert.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Norfolk?" or "Which celebrities were born in Norfolk?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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