Jorstad Family History

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Jorstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads named Jørstad, from the Old Norse personal names Jorundr (composed of elements meaning ‘battle’ + ‘winner’, ‘victor’) or Jórulfr (‘wild boar (helmet)’ + ‘wolf’) + staðr ‘farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Borstad, Morstad, Kolstad, Onstad, Molstad, Harstad, Mostad, Erstad

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Jorstad Family Origin

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Jorstad Family Occupations

What did your Jorstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jorstad. 44% of Jorstad men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Jorstad women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jorstad were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • House Work
  • Housewife

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

Jorstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jorstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jorstad 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 802 immigration records available for the last name Jorstad. 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 392 military records available for the last name Jorstad. For the veterans among your Jorstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jorstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Jorstad lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Jorstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jorstad in 1961 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

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