Nord Family History

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Nord Name Meaning

Scandinavian and Dutch: topographic or ornamental name from Scandinavian nord, Dutch noord ‘north’. As a topographic name it would have denoted someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement or someone who had migrated from the north. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Nord ‘north’. Dutch, German, and French: from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element nord ‘north’, for example Norbert.

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

Similar surnames: Ford, Lord, Nora, Cord, Nold, Norr, Nard, Ord, Nori, Nored

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Nord Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Nord name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Nord Family Origin

Where is the Nord family from?

Nord Family Occupations

What did your Nord ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Dressmaker, Head Waiter and Independant Minister were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nord. A less common occupation for the Nord family was Tailoress. The most common Nord occupation in the UK was Dressmaker. 25% of Nord's were Dressmakers.

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  • Dressmaker

  • Head Waiter

  • Independant Minister

  • Tailoress


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

Nord Historical Records

What Nord family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Nord. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nord 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Nord. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Nord. For the veterans among your Nord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nord Life Expectancy

What is the average Nord lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Nord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nord in 1946 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nord

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nord 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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