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Norvell Name Meaning

Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Norville .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Carvell, Orrell, Cornell, Morell, Harvell, Portell, Bovell, Bortell

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Where is the Norvell family from?

You can see how Norvell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norvell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Norvell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 21 Norvell families living in Tennessee. This was about 47% of all the recorded Norvell's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Norvell families in 1840.
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What did your Norvell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Norvell. 21% of Norvell men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Norvell women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norvell were Clerk and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Norvell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norvell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 978 immigration records available for the last name Norvell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Norvell. For the veterans among your Norvell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Norvell lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Norvell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Norvell in 1949 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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