Holstad Family History

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Holstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Holstad, from Hol- (probably derived from a personal name such as Old Norse Hávarðr, Ólafr) + -stad from staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Similar surnames: Molstad, Olstad, Homstad, Hofstad, Rolstad, Kolstad, Bolstad, Folstad

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Holstad Family Origin

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Holstad Family Occupations

What did your Holstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holstad. 31% of Holstad men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Holstad women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holstad were Salesman and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Servant

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

Holstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Holstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holstad 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 501 immigration records available for the last name Holstad. 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 216 military records available for the last name Holstad. For the veterans among your Holstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Holstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Holstad lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Holstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Holstad in 1955 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Holstad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Holstad 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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