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Now Family History

Now Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Low, Noe, Bow, No, Noy, New, Snow, Dow, Noh, Mow

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Where is the Now family from?

You can see how Now families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Now family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Now families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 20 Now families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 42% of all the recorded Now's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Now families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Now surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Now ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Now. 30% of Now men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Now women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Now were Cook and Housewife.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Cook

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
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What Now family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Now. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Now 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Now. 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 709 military records available for the last name Now. For the veterans among your Now ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Now lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Now life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Now in 1961 was 69, and 77 in 2004.

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