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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Scandinavian and Dutch: topographic or ornamental name from Scandinavian nord, Dutch noord ‘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. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Nord ‘north’.
  3. Dutch, German, and French: from a short form of a Germanic personal name with the first element nord ‘north’, for example Norbert.
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