Northrup Family History

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Northrup Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Northorpe in the former East Riding of Yorkshire, named with Old Norse norðr or Old English norþ ‘north’ + þorp or þrop ‘dependent outlying farmstead’, ‘hamlet’.

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

Similar surnames: Northup, Lothrop, Northam, Northcutt, Northey, Gawthrop, Coltharp

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Northrup Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Northrup name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Northrup. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Northrup Family Origin

Where is the Northrup family from?

Northrup Family Occupations

What did your Northrup ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Northrup occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Northrup's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Northrup family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Northrup.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Northrup Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 41,000 census records available for the last name Northrup. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Northrup 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Northrup. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Northrup. For the veterans among your Northrup ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Northrup Life Expectancy

What is the average Northrup lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Northrup life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Northrup in 1944 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Northrup 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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