Harstad Family History

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Harstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, notably in southeastern Norway, so named from the Old Norse personal name Horðr (someone from Horðaland) or Hárekr (from Há of unknown origin + rekr ‘powerful’, ‘ruler’) + staðr ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Barstad, Gaustad, Balstad, Erstad, Hunstad, Morstad, Hegstad, Hofstad

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Harstad Family Origin

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Harstad Family Occupations

What did your Harstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Harstad.

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer

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Harstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Harstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harstad 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 703 immigration records available for the last name Harstad. 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 506 military records available for the last name Harstad. For the veterans among your Harstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Harstad Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Harstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Harstad in 1954 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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