Holstead Family History

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Holstead Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Halstead. Possibly an altered form of Norwegian Holstad.

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

Similar surnames: Holsted, Halstead, Holstad, Halsted, Holte, Hallsted, Holster

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Holstead Family Origin

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Holstead Family Occupations

What did your Holstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Holstead. 5% of Holstead men worked as a General Labourer and 46% of Holstead women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holstead were Aircraft Fitter and House Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Motor Mechanic
  • grinder (machine) Aircroft Works
  • Aircraft Fitter

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Domestic Help
  • House Duties Unpaid

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

Holstead Historical Records

What Holstead family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Holstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holstead census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Holstead

Passenger List

There are 512 immigration records available for the last name Holstead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Holstead. For the veterans among your Holstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Holstead lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Holstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Holstead in 1957 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holstead 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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