Northern Family History

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Northern Name Meaning

English: topographic name, from an adjectival form of North.

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


Similar surnames: Southern, North, Northey, Norden, Noreen, Worthen, Northen, Sorter

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Northern Family Origin

Where is the Northern family from?

Northern Family Occupations

What did your Northern ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Northern. A less common occupation for the Northern family was Works On Farm. The most common Northern occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Northern's were Farmers.

View Census data for Northern | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Works On Farm

    5%

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

Northern Historical Records

What Northern family records will you find?

Census Record

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

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Northern Life Expectancy

What is the average Northern lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Northern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Northern in 1953 was 26, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Northern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Northern 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.

Famous Northern Family

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Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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