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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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Where is the Nora family from?

You can see how Nora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nora families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Nora families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 26% of all the recorded Nora's in Canada. Nova Scotia and 1 other province had the highest population of Nora families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nora ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Nora. 50% of Nora men worked as a Laborer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Labourer
    50%
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Census Records

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 Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Nora. 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 Cards

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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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.

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