Lystad Family History

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Lystad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farms of this name in Norway. The first element of the place name is probably a river, either from Old Norse hlýr ‘warm’, ‘mild’ or, in another case, Lýsa ‘the shining one’ + staðir, plural of staðr ‘dwelling’, ‘farmstead’. The surname has spread into Sweden.

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

Similar surnames: Olstad, Austad, Rostad, Morstad, Mostad, Erstad, Distad, Onstad

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Lystad Family Origin

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Lystad Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Lystad. 50% of Lystad men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Shipping Clerk

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

Lystad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 799 census records available for the last name Lystad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lystad 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 695 immigration records available for the last name Lystad. 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 178 military records available for the last name Lystad. For the veterans among your Lystad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lystad Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lystad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lystad in 1958 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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