Northrop Family History

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Northrop Name Meaning

English: variant of Northrup. This is the most frequent form of the surname in the British Isles.

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


Similar surnames: Northrip, Balthrop, Northrup, Norton, North, Norrod, Winthrop

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Northrop Family Origin

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Northrop Family Occupations

What did your Northrop ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Northrop occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Northrop's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Northrop family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Northrop.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Northrop Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Northrop Life Expectancy

What is the average Northrop lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Northrop life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Northrop in 1943 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Northrop

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Northrop 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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