Almquist Family History

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Almquist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements alm ‘elm’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

Similar surnames: Elmquist, Malmquist, Palmquist, Ahlquist, Blomquist, Hallquist

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Almquist Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Almquist name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Almquist. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Germanic Europe


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Almquist Family Origin

Where is the Almquist family from?

Almquist Family Occupations

What did your Almquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Almquist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Almquist's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Almquist. A less common occupation for the Almquist family was Dealer In Hardware.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Dealer In Hardware


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

Almquist Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Almquist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Almquist 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Almquist. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Almquist. For the veterans among your Almquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Almquist Life Expectancy

What is the average Almquist lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Almquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Almquist in 1947 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Almquist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Almquist 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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