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Fjelstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farms so named, from fjell ‘mountain’, ‘rock’ + stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’).

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


Similar surnames: Fjerstad, Elstad, Falstad, Trelstad, Shelstad, Finstad, Folstad

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Fjelstad Family Origin

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Fjelstad Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fjelstad family was Laborer. The most common Fjelstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Fjelstad's were Farmers. Farmer and Dry Good Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fjelstad.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Dry Good Merchant

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

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Fjelstad Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Fjelstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Fjelstad lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Fjelstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Fjelstad in 1953 was 50, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fjelstad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fjelstad 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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