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Nold Name Meaning

North German: from the short form of the personal name Arnold. Probably an altered form of Nolde (which is much more frequent in Germany).

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


Similar surnames: Bold, Gold, Nolf, Noll, Nolde, Old, Nord, Dold, Rolf, Nohl

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Where is the Nold family from?

You can see how Nold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nold family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nold families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Nold families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Nold's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Nold families in 1840.
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What did your Nold ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nold. 24% of Nold men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Nold women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nold were Machinist and Housework.

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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
    24%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 890 immigration records available for the last name Nold. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Nold. For the veterans among your Nold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nold lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Nold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Nold in 1959 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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