Nora Family History

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Nora Name Meaning

Italian and German: from a short form of the feminine personal name (E)leonora. Southern Italian: perhaps a habitational name from localities named Nora in Modica and Scicli. Portuguese: habitational name from any of the numerous places called Nora, from nora ‘draw well’.

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

Similar surnames: Mora, Bora, Nova, Nord, Noya, Nori, Dora, Nore, Lora, Nola

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Nora Family Origin

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Nora Family Occupations

What did your Nora ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assistant Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Nora. 9% of Nora men worked as an Assistant Farmer and 32% of Nora women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nora were Chauffeur and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assistant Farmer
  • Bank Clerk
  • Carpenter
  • Chauffeur

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • House Wife
  • Civil Second Officer Cleaners
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Nora Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Nora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nora 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 Nora. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 573 military records available for the last name Nora. For the veterans among your Nora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nora Life Expectancy

What is the average Nora lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Nora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Nora in 1955 was 32, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nora

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nora 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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