1598, from obsolete Du. Noorsch
(adj.) "Norwegian," from noordsch
"northern, nordic," from noord
"north" (see north
). Also in some cases borrowed from cognate Dan. or Norw. norsk.
An O.E. word for "a Norwegian" was Norðman,
cource of O.Fr. Normand
"region settled by Vikings," see Norman
(1817) is not historical and appears to be due to Scott.