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Trostad Family History

Trostad Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Rostad, Frostad, Trost, Tristan, Rogstad, Rolstad, Trygstad, Brustad

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Where is the Trostad family from?

You can see how Trostad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Trostad family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Trostad families living in North Dakota. This was about 60% of all the recorded Trostad's in USA. North Dakota had the highest population of Trostad families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Trostad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Trostad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Trostad. 58% of Trostad men worked as a Farmer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 177 census records available for the last name Trostad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Trostad census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 27 immigration records available for the last name Trostad. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19 military records available for the last name Trostad. For the veterans among your Trostad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Trostad lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Trostad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Trostad in 1964 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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