Rostad Family History

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Rostad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of over ten farmsteads so named from the Old Norse personal name Hróarr (see Rogstad) + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’. The surname is also found in Sweden. Norwegian (Røstad): variant of Rustad.

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


Similar surnames: Rogstad, Rolstad, Mostad, Frostad, Rustad, Olstad, Erstad, Morstad

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Rostad Family Origin

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Rostad Family Occupations

What did your Rostad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rostad family was Watchman. Farmer, Keeping House and Retail Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rostad. The most common Rostad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Rostad's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Retail Grocer

    20%
  • Watchman

    20%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rostad ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rostad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rostad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rostad 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rostad. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rostad. For the veterans among your Rostad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rostad Life Expectancy

What is the average Rostad lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Rostad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Rostad in 1962 was 83, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rostad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rostad ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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