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Gustafsson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Gustaf a variant of Gustav (see Gustavsson ). Compare Gustafson .

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

Similar surnames: Gustafson, Gustaveson, Gustavson, Gustason, Gullikson, Gustavsen

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Where is the Gustafsson family from?

You can see how Gustafsson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gustafsson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Gustafsson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Gustafsson families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Gustafsson's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Gustafsson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gustafsson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gustafsson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Gustafsson. 100% of Gustafsson men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gustafsson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gustafsson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 32,000 immigration records available for the last name Gustafsson. 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 Cards

There are 189 military records available for the last name Gustafsson. For the veterans among your Gustafsson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gustafsson lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Gustafsson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Gustafsson in 1964 was 73, and 92 in 2004.

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