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Nord Name Meaning

Swedish and Danish: ornamental (Swedish) or topographic (Danish) name from nord ‘north’. As a topographic name it would have denoted someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement or someone who had migrated from the north. Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Nor in Fjordane in western Norway (from nór ‘narrow waters strait’) or from the farm name Nord ‘north’ denoting a farm lying to the north of another farm. German and French: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element nord ‘north’ for example Norbert . Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Nord ‘north’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ford, Lord, Nora, Cord, Nold, Norr, Nard, Ord, Nori, Nored

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Where is the Nord family from?

You can see how Nord families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nord family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nord families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Nord family living in Georgia. This was 100% of all the recorded Nord's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Nord families in 1840.
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What did your Nord ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nord. 21% of Nord men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Nord women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nord were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Nord. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nord 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nord. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Nord. For the veterans among your Nord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nord lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nord in 1946 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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