Gustafson Family History

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Gustafson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swedish Gustafsson, Gustavsson, or Danish and Norwegian Gustavsen, Gustafsen, patronymics from the Old Swedish personal name Götstaf, of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Gunnarson, Musson, Gustafsson, Estenson, Augustson, Oscarson, Sarson

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Gustafson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Gustafson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Gustafson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


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Gustafson Family Origin

Where is the Gustafson family from?

Gustafson Family Occupations

What did your Gustafson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Gustafson family was Tailor. The most common Gustafson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Gustafson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gustafson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Tailor


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Gustafson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Gustafson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Gustafson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gustafsoncensus 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 72,000 immigration records available for the last name Gustafson. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Gustafson. For the veterans among your Gustafson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gustafson Life Expectancy

What is the average Gustafson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Gustafson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Gustafson in 1940 was 57, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gustafson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gustafson 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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