Olstad Family History

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Olstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten farmsteads in southeastern Norway named Olstad, from a contracted form of Old Norse Ólafsstaðir, from the personal name Ólaf + staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Similar surnames: Molstad, Elstad, Holstad, Kolstad, Rolstad, Alstad, Bolstad, Onstad

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Olstad Family Origin

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Olstad Family Occupations

What did your Olstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Olstad. 45% of Olstad men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Olstad women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olstad were Farming and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Housework

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

Olstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Olstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olstad 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 910 immigration records available for the last name Olstad. 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 645 military records available for the last name Olstad. For the veterans among your Olstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Olstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Olstad lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Olstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Olstad in 1962 was 74, and 88 in 2004.

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