Ellestad Family History

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Ellestad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm so named, from the Old Norse personal name Eilífr (see Ellefsen) + stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Elstad, Hillestad, Enstad, Engelstad, Erstad, Evenstad, Kallestad

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Ellestad Family Origin

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Ellestad Family Occupations

What did your Ellestad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ellestad. 49% of Ellestad men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ellestad women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ellestad were Farm Laborer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Assistant
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Laborer On Farm
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ellestad Historical Records

What Ellestad family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ellestad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ellestad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 186 immigration records available for the last name Ellestad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 264 military records available for the last name Ellestad. For the veterans among your Ellestad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ellestad Life Expectancy

What is the average Ellestad lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Ellestad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ellestad in 1963 was 81, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ellestad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ellestad ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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