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Nourse Name Meaning

English: variant of Nurse .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Nurse, Lourie, Norrie, Corse, Purse, Bourke, Vorse, Morse, Forse

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Where is the Nourse family from?

You can see how Nourse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nourse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nourse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 41 Nourse families living in Massachusetts. This was about 51% of all the recorded Nourse's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Nourse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nourse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nourse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nourse. 20% of Nourse men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Nourse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nourse 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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Nourse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nourse 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nourse. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Nourse. For the veterans among your Nourse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nourse lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Nourse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Nourse in 1943 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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