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Folkestad Family History

Folkestad Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of five farmsteads named with the personal name Folke + stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’).

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

13,046 Historical Documents with Folkestad on Ancestry.com
1,979 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
148 Military Records
321 Immigration Records
654 Census and Voter Lists
9,944 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Folkestad Families

  • Number of Folkestad families
     9 - 16
     4 - 8
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Folkestad families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Folkestad last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Folkestad census records

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Folkestad Family Origin

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Folkestad Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Folkestad families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Folkestad

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Folkestad Family Occupations

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Folkestad ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestors social and economic status.

Military Service by Folkestad

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