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Nordvall Family History

Nordvall Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Nordwall, Nordahl, Nordell, Norvell, Dowdall, Cornwall, Goodall

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Where is the Nordvall family from?

You can see how Nordvall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nordvall family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Nordvall families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Nordvall families living in Illinois. This was about 35% of all the recorded Nordvall's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Nordvall families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nordvall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nordvall ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Truck Driver and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nordvall. 34% of Nordvall men worked as a Truck Driver.

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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

  • Truck Driver
    34%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Wood Finisher
    23%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 403 census records available for the last name Nordvall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nordvall 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 599 immigration records available for the last name Nordvall. 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 37 military records available for the last name Nordvall. For the veterans among your Nordvall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nordvall lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2002, in the United States, Nordvall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nordvall in 1965 was 55, and 87 in 2002.

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