Nordhausen Family History

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Nordhausen Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Nordhausen, in Thuringia, Lower Saxony, and Baden-Württemberg, or a topographic name for someone who lived at the ‘north houses’.

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


Similar surnames: Nordhaus, Nordhagen, Norden, Holzhausen, Stockhausen, Holzhauser

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Nordhausen Family Origin

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Nordhausen Family Occupations

What did your Nordhausen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Confectioner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nordhausen. A less common occupation for the Nordhausen family was Farmer & Miller. The most common Nordhausen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Nordhausen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Confectioner

    14%
  • Farmer & Miller

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Nordhausen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Nordhausen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Nordhausen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nordhausen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Nordhausen. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Nordhausen. For the veterans among your Nordhausen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nordhausen Life Expectancy

What is the average Nordhausen lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Nordhausen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Nordhausen in 1956 was 51, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nordhausen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nordhausen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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