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Norford Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): probably a variant of Norfolk.

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


Similar surnames: Morford, Warford, Norfolk, Hurford, Hofford, Horsford, Norrod

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Where is the Norford family from?

You can see how Norford families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norford family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Norford families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Norford family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Norford's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Norford families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Norford surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Norford ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Norford. 43% of Norford men worked as a Laborer and 42% of Norford women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norford were Cook and Nurse.

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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

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Cook
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    42%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Teacher
    17%
  • Nurse
    17%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Norford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norford 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 345 immigration records available for the last name Norford. 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 396 military records available for the last name Norford. For the veterans among your Norford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Norford lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Norford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Norford in 1945 was 40, and 72 in 2004.

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