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Odegaard Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads, chiefly in eastern Norway, named Øygard, Øygarden, Ødegård, Ødegaard, from øyde ‘deserted’ + gård ‘enclosure’, ‘farm’. These, for the most part, are farmsteads that were left deserted after the Black Death of 1349.

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


Similar surnames: Negaard, Norgaard, Melgaard, Nygaard, Sondergaard, Oppegard

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Odegaard Family Origin

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Odegaard Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Odegaard. 41% of Odegaard men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Odegaard women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Odegaard were Salesman and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    41%
  • Farm Laborer
    17%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%

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

Odegaard Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Odegaard. 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 813 military records available for the last name Odegaard. For the veterans among your Odegaard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Odegaard Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Odegaard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Odegaard in 1950 was 52, and 68 in 2004.

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