Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic): from
German Nord ‘north’.
- 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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