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Engelstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads in eastern Norway, so named from Engel, from the Old Norse personal name Ingjaldr, + stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’).

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


Similar surnames: Evenstad, Elstad, Ellestad, Enstad, Shelstad, Erstad, Fjelstad

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Where is the Engelstad family from?

You can see how Engelstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Engelstad family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Engelstad families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Engelstad family living in Lanarkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Engelstad's in Scotland. Lanarkshire had the highest population of Engelstad families in 1891.
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What did your Engelstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Engelstad. 42% of Engelstad men worked as a Farmer.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    100%
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What Engelstad family records will you find?

Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 550 immigration records available for the last name Engelstad. 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 Cards

There are 306 military records available for the last name Engelstad. For the veterans among your Engelstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Engelstad lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Engelstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Engelstad in 1959 was 47, and 57 in 2004.

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