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Norden Surname Meaning

Swedish (also Nordén): ornamental name formed with nord ‘north’ + the adjectival suffix -én/-en a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. Compare Nordin . North German East Frisian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of several places so called in Schleswig-Holstein East Frisia and former East Prussia. The German surname may have arisen as a topographic name from a field so named because of its northerly aspect. English: habitational name from Norton Green in Stockbury Kent. The placename derives from Old English north ‘northern north’ + denn ‘woodland pasture’. Alternatively from Norden in West Alvington Devon (from Old English north + dūn ‘north(ern) hill’) or from one or more of several minor places in Devon called Northdown (in Bideford Merton Throwleigh and Thorverton) all named with Middle English bi northe doune ‘(place) to the north of the hill’. Alternatively a variant of Norton . English: variant of Northen or Northern .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Norder, Nordin, Bowden, Noreen, Gordon, Boden, Nord, Noren, Moren

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You can see how Norden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Norden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Norden families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Norden families living in British Columbia. This was about 36% of all the recorded Norden's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Norden families in 1911.
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What did your Norden ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Norden. 75% of Norden men worked as a Farmer. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Norden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Norden in 1952 was 55, and 70 in 2004.

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