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Falstad Family History

Falstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads in Trøndelag so named, from an uncertain first element + stad (from Old Norse staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling).

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

Similar surnames: Balstad, Walstad, Folstad, Alstad, Gaustad, Barstad, Molstad, Elstad

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Where is the Falstad family from?

You can see how Falstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Falstad family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Falstad families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 9 Falstad families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 56% of all the recorded Falstad's in the UK. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Falstad families in 1891.
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What did your Falstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Falstad. 46% of Falstad men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Falstad women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Falstad were Proprietor and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Packer Laborer
  • Farm Work
  • Teacher
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What Falstad family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 796 census records available for the last name Falstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falstad 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 203 immigration records available for the last name Falstad. 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 100 military records available for the last name Falstad. For the veterans among your Falstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Falstad lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Falstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Falstad in 1965 was 86, and 71 in 2004.

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