Nordquist Family History

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Nordquist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements nord ‘north’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

Similar surnames: Norquist, Tornquist, Oquist, Lindquist, Sundquist, Holmquist, Nyquist

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Nordquist Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nordquist name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Nordquist. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Nordquist Family Origin

Where is the Nordquist family from?

Nordquist Family Occupations

What did your Nordquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Nordquist family was Keeping House. The most common Nordquist occupation in the USA was Farming. 25% of Nordquist's were Farmings. Farming, Custom Tailor and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nordquist.

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  • Farming

  • Custom Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House


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

Nordquist Historical Records

What Nordquist family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Nordquist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nordquist 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Nordquist. 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 Nordquist. For the veterans among your Nordquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nordquist Life Expectancy

What is the average Nordquist lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nordquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Nordquist in 1946 was 35, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nordquist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nordquist 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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