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Origin, popularity and meaning of the name NORD

Origin

Nord : 1: Swedish and Danish: ornamental (Swedish) or topographic (Danish) name from nord ‘north’. As a topographic name it would have denoted someone who lived in the northern part of a village or to the north of a main settlement or someone who had migrated from the north.2: Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Nor in Fjordane in western Norway (from nór ‘narrow waters strait’) or from the farm name Nord ‘north’ denoting a farm lying to the north of another farm.3: German and French: from a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the first element nord ‘north’ for example Norbert.4: Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Nord ‘north’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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Geographic distribution of the 16,426 individuals with the name NORD on Geneanet.

 

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    (160 individuals)
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    (129 individuals)

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    Variants of name NORD

    NORT NORTH NORDT NORTHE NORTT NORTHEN