Finstad Family History

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Finstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named, especially in southeastern Norway, from the personal name Finnr, meaning ‘Finn’, ‘Lapp’ + stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’).

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


Similar surnames: Frostad, Enstad, Hunstad, Distad, Falstad, Ringstad, Harstad, Finseth

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Finstad Family Origin

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Finstad Family Occupations

What did your Finstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer M were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Finstad. 62% of Finstad men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Finstad women worked as a Farmer M. Some less common occupations for Americans named Finstad were River Farmer and Washer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    62%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer M
    8%
  • River Farmer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer M
    50%
  • Washer
    50%

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

Finstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Finstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Finstad 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 Finstad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 653 military records available for the last name Finstad. For the veterans among your Finstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Finstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Finstad lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Finstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Finstad in 1949 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Finstad

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