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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


Similar surnames: Mohr, Bohr, Sohr, Lohr, Nohl, Rohr, Ahr, Gohr, Norr, Kohr

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Where is the Nohr family from?

You can see how Nohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nohr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Nohr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 60 Nohr families living in Wisconsin. This was about 61% of all the recorded Nohr's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Nohr families in 1880.
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What did your Nohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nohr. 29% of Nohr men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Nohr women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nohr were Truck Driver and Telephone Operator.

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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
    29%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Attendant
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Maid
    22%
  • Attendant
    15%
  • Telephone Operator
    15%
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Passenger Lists

There are 602 immigration records available for the last name Nohr. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nohr. For the veterans among your Nohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nohr lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Nohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Nohr in 1952 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

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