Norfolk Family History

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Norfolk Name Meaning

English: regional name from the county of Norfolk in East Anglia, so called from an Old English tribal name composed of the elements norð ‘north’ + folc ‘people’ (in contrast to the suðfolc of Suffolk).

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


Similar surnames: Norton, Norwood, Norrick, Nordholm, Norford, Norrell, Nordell

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Norfolk Family Origin

Where is the Norfolk family from?

Norfolk Family Occupations

What did your Norfolk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Norfolk family was Shoe Maker. The most common Norfolk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Norfolk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Norfolk.

View Census data for Norfolk | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    31%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Shoe Maker

    5%

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

Norfolk Historical Records

What Norfolk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Norfolk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norfolk 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Norfolk. 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 Norfolk. For the veterans among your Norfolk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Norfolk Life Expectancy

What is the average Norfolk lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Norfolk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Norfolk in 1957 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Norfolk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Norfolk 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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