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Novara Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): primarily a habitational name from Novara di Sicilia in Messina province Sicily possibly so named from Sicilian nuara ‘vegetable plot place where vegetables are grown’ but possibly in some instances from Novara principal city of Piedmont province.

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

Similar surnames: Favara, Nocera, Nova, Sciara, Nora, Navarra, Novoa, Lovera, Rovira

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Where is the Novara family from?

You can see how Novara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Novara family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Novara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Novara family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Novara's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Novara families in 1911.
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What did your Novara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Novara. 48% of Novara men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Novara women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Novara were Fireman and Dressmaker. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Brick Layer
  • Proprietor
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Furrier
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 785 census records available for the last name Novara. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Novara 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 581 immigration records available for the last name Novara. 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 706 military records available for the last name Novara. For the veterans among your Novara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Novara lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Novara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Novara in 1962 was 71, and 72 in 2004.

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