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Gustafson Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Gustafsson or Gustavsson and of their Danish and Norwegian cognates Gustafsen and Gustavsen all patronymic from the personal name Gustaf or Gustav (see Gustavsson ). Compare Gustavson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Gustafson family from?

You can see how Gustafson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gustafson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Gustafson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 34 Gustafson families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 27% of all the recorded Gustafson's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Gustafson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gustafson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gustafson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Gustafson. 47% of Gustafson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Gustafson women worked as a Maid. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Maid
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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.

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