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Hofstad Family History

Hofstad Name Meaning
Dutch and Belgian: habitational name from the common place name Hofsta(d)t or Hofstade, meaning a place (stad) where there was a farmstead.Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, most of them so named from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’ + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

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4,453 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
263 Military Records
714 Immigration Records
1,902 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Hofstad Families

  • Number of Hofstad families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Hofstad families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Hofstad Family Origin

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Hofstad Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Hofstad

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Hofstad Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Hofstad census records

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Military Service by Hofstad

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