Shelstad Family History

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Shelstad Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of Norwegian Skjelstad, a habitational name from any of six farmsteads so named. The first element is probably a river name or a personal name (for example, Old Norse Skjalgr); the second element is from Old Norse staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Smestad, Elstad, Hegstad, Holstad, Balstad, Hunstad, Skogstad

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Shelstad Family Origin

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Shelstad Family Occupations

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In 1939, Engineer (garnder) and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Shelstad. 50% of Shelstad men worked as an Engineer (garnder) and 67% of Shelstad women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shelstad were War Pensioner Disable and Kitchenhand

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Engineer (garnder)
    50%
  • War Pensioner Disable
    50%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    67%
  • Kitchenhand
    34%

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

Shelstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Shelstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shelstad 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 86 immigration records available for the last name Shelstad. 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 176 military records available for the last name Shelstad. For the veterans among your Shelstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shelstad Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shelstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Shelstad in 1962 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

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