Nolf Family History

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Nolf Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Arnolf, composed of the Germanic elements arn ‘eagle’ + wulf ‘wolf’. Dutch: from a reduced form of Nodolf, derived from the personal name Odolf by transfer of the final -n in a preceding personal name such as Jan, Simoen. Odolf is composed of the Germanic elements aud ‘wealth’ + wulf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Rolf, Wolf, Noll, Volk, Nold, Nord, Noe, Boff, Nohl, Hole

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Nolf Family Origin

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Nolf Family Occupations

What did your Nolf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nolf. 21% of Nolf men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Nolf women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nolf were Farming and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer

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

Nolf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Nolf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nolf 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 488 immigration records available for the last name Nolf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 982 military records available for the last name Nolf. For the veterans among your Nolf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nolf Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Nolf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1997, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Nolf in 1963 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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