I am researching my wife's line and they are under the name NARD and NARED. But when i did my search during the 1870 census, it was spelled NORED, in the 1880 census it was still NORED, but it changed for everyone in the 1900 census, then it was spelled NORED, NARED, NARD, and NARRED. But they were all relatives!!!
Our line began with George and Elsie Nored and their children were: Cinda Nored, Anderson Nored, Frank Nored, Colonel Nored, Sarah Nored, Corlessa Nored, London Nored, Elick Nored, Goerge Nored, Abe Nored, Nancy Nored, John Nored, And Tener(Tina) Nored.
In the 1900 census, Abe Nored was listed as NARD, while his brother George was listed as NORED, Colonel was listed as NARD.
In the 1910 census, their cousin I believe, was listed as Anna NARRED. So as you can see, the spelling changed quite a bit.
These families originated in Conecuh County, Alabama.My wife is the great-great-granddaughter of Colonel Nard who was married to Jennie Nard. I believe Jennie Nard's maiden is Brantley or Brantly. Not sure at this time.
I hope this helps you, and maybe there is a connection with our families. Take care and God Bless.
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