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Nora Name Meaning

Italian and German: from a short form of the feminine personal name (E)leonora. Southern Italian: perhaps a habitational name from localities named Nora in Modica and Scicli. Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Nora, from nora ‘draw well’.

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


Similar surnames: Mora, Bora, Nova, Nord, Noya, Nori, Dora, Nore, Lora, Nola

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Where is the Nora family from?

You can see how Nora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nora families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Nora family living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nora's in the USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Nora families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nora. 35% of Nora men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Nora women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nora were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    9%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nora 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nora. 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 573 military records available for the last name Nora. For the veterans among your Nora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nora lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nora in 1955 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

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