Rolstad Family History

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Rolstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from ten farms mainly in the southeast of the country, so named from Old Norse Róaldsstaðir, from the personal name Róaldr (meaning ‘fame’, ‘honor’ + valdr ‘ruler’, ‘king’) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Rostad, Rogstad, Olstad, Kolstad, Holstad, Molstad, Bolstad, Folstad

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Rolstad Family Origin

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Rolstad Family Occupations

What did your Rolstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rolstad. 37% of Rolstad men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Rolstad women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolstad were Laborer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    37%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    38%
  • Saleslady
    38%
  • Maid
    25%

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

Rolstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rolstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolstad 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 264 immigration records available for the last name Rolstad. 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 132 military records available for the last name Rolstad. For the veterans among your Rolstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rolstad Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rolstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rolstad in 1960 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

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