Nohr Family History
Nohr Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Nor, from Old Norse nór ‘narrows’, denoting either a narrow passage in a fjord or lake, or a short stream leading from a lake into a river. German: probably a habitational name from Nohra in Thuringia, originally named with elements meaning ‘marshy stream’; or, in Holstein, a topographic name from Nohr ‘stagnant water’, ‘lake’. German (Nöhr): from a reduced form of medieval personal name Apollinaris (a derivative of Greek Apollo). This name was borne by a Christian martyr whose cult was centered on Remagen (Rhineland), where it is found in old forms such as Pollenoris, Bolinoris.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press