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Norgaard Name Meaning

Norwegian (also Norgård) and Swedish (Norgård and Nörgård): habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Nor(d)gård from nord ‘north’ + gård (old spelling gaard) ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Nygaard, Norland, Negaard, Nordmark, Gard, Overgaard, Odegaard

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Where is the Norgaard family from?

You can see how Norgaard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norgaard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Norgaard families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Norgaard families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 25% of all the recorded Norgaard's in USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Norgaard families in 1880.
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What did your Norgaard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Norgaard. 34% of Norgaard men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Norgaard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Norgaard were Manager and Teaching. .

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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
    34%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Manager
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • Nurse
    10%
  • Teaching
    10%
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There are 758 military records available for the last name Norgaard. For the veterans among your Norgaard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Norgaard lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Norgaard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Norgaard in 1941 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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