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Nordyke Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Noordijk: topographic name for someone living at ‘the north dike’ (see Van Dijk ) or a habitational name for someone from Noordijk or Noorddijk.

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


Similar surnames: Opdyke, Dyke, Nord, Borke, Norden, Cordle, Nordahl, Nordin, Gordy

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Where is the Nordyke family from?

You can see how Nordyke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nordyke family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Nordyke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Nordyke families living in Ohio. This was about 50% of all the recorded Nordyke's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Nordyke families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nordyke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nordyke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nordyke. 21% of Nordyke men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Nordyke women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nordyke were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 163 immigration records available for the last name Nordyke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Nordyke. For the veterans among your Nordyke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nordyke lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Nordyke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Nordyke in 1940 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

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