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Smestad Family History

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

7,225 Historical Documents with Smestad on Ancestry.com
2,349 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
333 Military Records
343 Immigration Records
1,283 Census and Voter Lists
2,917 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Smestad Families

  • Number of Smestad families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Smestad last name
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Smestad last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Smestad census records

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Smestad Family Origin

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Smestad Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Smestad 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 Smestad

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Smestad Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Smestad census records

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Military Service by Smestad

Did the Smestads fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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