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Nonn Name Meaning

North German: from a Frisian personal name recorded in the 15th century as Nonno and in the 16th as Nonne. South German: short form of Nonnenmacher, an occupational name for someone who castrated hogs, from Middle High German nonne, nunne ‘castrated pig’ + macher, an agent derivative of machen ‘to make’.

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


Similar surnames: Nunn, Nann, Tonn, Mann, Hone, Mohn, Rann, Venn, Genn, Nock

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Where is the Nonn family from?

You can see how Nonn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nonn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Nonn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Nonn families living in Missouri. This was about 42% of all the recorded Nonn's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Nonn families in 1880.
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What did your Nonn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nonn. 36% of Nonn men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Nonn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nonn were Machine Operator 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
    36%
  • Machinist
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Machine Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Maid
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nonn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nonn 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 438 immigration records available for the last name Nonn. 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 273 military records available for the last name Nonn. For the veterans among your Nonn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nonn lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Nonn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Nonn in 1948 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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