North Name Meaning

English: topographic name, from Middle English north ‘north’, for someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement (compare Norrington 1), or a regional name for someone who had migrated from the north. Compare Norris 1. Irish: regional name for someone from Ulster, the northern area of Ireland, in part as an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Ultaigh (see McNulty) or (in Westmeath) of Ultach. German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with a cognate of Old High German nord ‘north’.

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

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North Family Origin

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North Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by North. A less common occupation for the North family was Farming. The most common North occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of North's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, North life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for North in 1944 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for North

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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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