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Nolf Family History

Nolf Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Arnolf, composed of the Germanic elements arn ‘eagle’ + wulf ‘wolf’. Dutch: from a reduced form of Nodolf, derived from the personal name Odolf by transfer of the final -n in a preceding personal name such as Jan, Simoen. Odolf is composed of the Germanic elements aud ‘wealth’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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


Similar surnames: Rolf, Wolf, Noll, Volk, Nold, Nord, Noe, Boff, Nohl, Hole

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Where is the Nolf family from?

You can see how Nolf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nolf family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nolf families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 16 Nolf families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Nolf's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Nolf families in 1840.
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What did your Nolf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nolf. 21% of Nolf men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Nolf women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nolf were Farming and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Nolf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nolf 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 488 immigration records available for the last name Nolf. 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 982 military records available for the last name Nolf. For the veterans among your Nolf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nolf lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nolf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Nolf in 1963 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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