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Norem Name Meaning

English: variant of Norham (see Northam ). Norwegian: variant of Nordheim .

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


Similar surnames: Sorem, Orem, Boram, Orum, Borom, Nore, Worm, Norred, Odem, North

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Where is the Norem family from?

You can see how Norem families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norem family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Norem families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 35 Norem families living in Illinois. This was about 65% of all the recorded Norem's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Norem families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Norem surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Norem ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Norem. 30% of Norem men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Norem women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norem were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    38%
  • Waitress
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Norem. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norem 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 446 immigration records available for the last name Norem. 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 641 military records available for the last name Norem. For the veterans among your Norem ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Norem lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Norem life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Norem in 1947 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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