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Jorde Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads so named from Old Norse gerthi ‘enclosed land field’.

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

Similar surnames: Forde, Gjerde, Horne, Bode, Borden, Morden, Gerde, Cordes, Borge

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Where is the Jorde family from?

You can see how Jorde families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jorde family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Jorde families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Jorde families living in Wisconsin. This was about 42% of all the recorded Jorde's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Jorde families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jorde surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jorde ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jorde. 58% of Jorde men worked as a Farmer and 58% of Jorde women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jorde were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Jorde. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jorde 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Jorde. 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 342 military records available for the last name Jorde. For the veterans among your Jorde ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jorde lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Jorde life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Jorde in 1965 was 55, and 83 in 2004.

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