Molstad Family History

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Molstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway named either Moldstad (in Old Norse Moldastaðir, from the personal name Moldi + staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’) or Molstad, from an unexplained element, Mol- + staðr.

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


Similar surnames: Morstad, Olstad, Holstad, Mostad, Kolstad, Bolstad, Rolstad, Folstad

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Molstad Family Origin

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Molstad Family Occupations

What did your Molstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Molstad. 32% of Molstad men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Molstad women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molstad were Truck Driver and New Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farming
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    19%
  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • New Worker
    13%

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

Molstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Molstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molstad 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Molstad. 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 298 military records available for the last name Molstad. For the veterans among your Molstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Molstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Molstad lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Molstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Molstad in 1958 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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