Nordhoff Family History

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Nordhoff Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from any of the numerous farms so named, from Middle Low German nord- ‘north’ + hof ‘farmstead’, ‘manor farm’ (see Hoff). This is a common farm name in northern Germany, especially Westphalia.

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

Similar surnames: Neuhoff, Niehoff, Bohnhoff, Potthoff, Bomhoff, Olthoff, Mehlhoff

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Nordhoff Family Origin

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Nordhoff Family Occupations

What did your Nordhoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nordhoff. 5% of Nordhoff men worked as a Carpenter and 12% of Nordhoff women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nordhoff were Lawyer and Botanist

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Carpenter
  • Checker
  • Farmer
  • Lawyer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Telephone Operator
  • Assembler
  • Botanist

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

Nordhoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Nordhoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nordhoff 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 530 immigration records available for the last name Nordhoff. 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 693 military records available for the last name Nordhoff. For the veterans among your Nordhoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Nordhoff Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2003, in the United States, Nordhoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Nordhoff in 1947 was 60, and 82 in 2003.

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