Norwich Family History

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Norwich Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the city of Norwich in East Anglia, named from Old English north ‘north’ + wic ‘trading center’, ‘harbor’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

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

Similar surnames: Horwich, Norrick, Warwick, Norwick, North, Harwick, Barwick, Norris

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Norwich Family Origin

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Norwich Family Occupations

What did your Norwich ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Norwich. A less common occupation for the Norwich family was Laborer. The most common Norwich occupation in the USA was Coal Miner. 33% of Norwich's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Norwich Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Norwich. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Norwich census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Norwich

Passenger List

There are 626 immigration records available for the last name Norwich. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Norwich. For the veterans among your Norwich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Norwich Life Expectancy

What is the average Norwich lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Norwich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Norwich in 1961 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Norwich

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Norwich 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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