Nohr Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Nor, from Old Norse nór ‘narrows’, denoting either a narrow passage in a fjord or lake, or a short stream leading from a lake into a river. German: probably a habitational name from Nohra in Thuringia, originally named with elements meaning ‘marshy stream’; or, in Holstein, a topographic name from Nohr ‘stagnant water’, ‘lake’. German (Nöhr): from a reduced form of medieval personal name Apollinaris (a derivative of Greek Apollo). This name was borne by a Christian martyr whose cult was centered on Remagen (Rhineland), where it is found in old forms such as Pollenoris, Bolinoris.

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


Similar surnames: Mohr, Bohr, Sohr, Lohr, Nohl, Rohr, Ahr, Gohr, Norr, Kohr

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Nohr Family Origin

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Nohr Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Auctionary Engineer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Carpet Weaver

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Auctionary Engineer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nohr. A less common occupation for the Nohr family was Carpet Weaver. The most common Nohr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Nohr's were Farmers.

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Between 1952 and 2004, Nohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Nohr in 1952 was 41, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nohr

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