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Nordhoff Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of numerous farms so named from Middle Low German nord- ‘north’ + hof ‘farmstead manor farm’ (see Hoff ). This is a common farm name in northern Germany especially Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Neuhoff, Niehoff, Bohnhoff, Potthoff, Bomhoff, Olthoff, Mehlhoff

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Where is the Nordhoff family from?

You can see how Nordhoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nordhoff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Nordhoff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Nordhoff family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Nordhoff's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Nordhoff families in 1840.
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What did your Nordhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Warterman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nordhoff. 17% of Nordhoff men worked as a Warterman and 50% of Nordhoff women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nordhoff were Carpenter and Telephone Operator. .

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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

  • Warterman
    17%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Lawyer
    17%
  • Carpenter
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    50%
  • Telephone Operator
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nordhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nordhoff 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 530 immigration records available for the last name Nordhoff. 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 693 military records available for the last name Nordhoff. For the veterans among your Nordhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nordhoff lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2003, in the United States, Nordhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Nordhoff in 1947 was 60, and 82 in 2003.

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