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 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Rostad. 38% of Rostad men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Rostad women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rostad were Carpenter and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Housekeeper
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Cook
    20%

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

Rostad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 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 1,000 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 317 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.

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