Smestad Family History

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Smestad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of ten or more farmsteads, notably in southeastern Norway, mostly named from the Old Norse personal name Smiðr, literally ‘smith’ + Old Norse staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Shelstad, Mostad, Olstad, Barstad, Molstad, Morstad, Evenstad

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Smestad Family Origin

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Smestad Family Occupations

What did your Smestad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Smestad. 19% of Smestad men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Smestad women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Smestad were Farming and Bookkeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Auto Parts Inspector
    4%
  • Bookkeeper
    4%

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

Smestad Historical Records

What Smestad family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Smestad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Smestad 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 392 immigration records available for the last name Smestad. 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 337 military records available for the last name Smestad. For the veterans among your Smestad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Smestad Life Expectancy

What is the average Smestad lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Smestad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Smestad in 1959 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Smestad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Smestad 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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