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 Occupations

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  • Farmer

    100%

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In 1880, the most common Shelstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 100% of Shelstad's were Farmers.

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