Folstad Family History

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Folstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag, so named from the river name Folla ‘the wide’ + stad ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Falstad, Kolstad, Rolstad, Olstad, Holstad, Molstad, Bolstad, Hofstad

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Folstad Family Origin

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Folstad Family Occupations

What did your Folstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk In Office were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Folstad. 16% of Folstad men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Folstad women worked as a Clerk In Office. Some less common occupations for Americans named Folstad were Farm Labor and Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Attendant
    8%
  • Farm Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk In Office
    12%
  • Cook
    12%
  • English And Min Instructor
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%

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

Folstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 949 census records available for the last name Folstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folstad 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 285 immigration records available for the last name Folstad. 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 121 military records available for the last name Folstad. For the veterans among your Folstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Folstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Folstad lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Folstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Folstad in 1963 was 73, and 90 in 2003.

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