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Anstead Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Anstett. English: of uncertain derivation; perhaps a variant of Hampstead, a habitational name for someone from Hampstead in Greater London, Hampstead Norreys or Hampstead Marshall in Berkshire, or either of two places called Hamstead, in the West Midlands and the Isle of Wight. All are named as ‘the homestead’, from Old English ham-stede.

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

Similar surnames: Umstead, Winstead, Anstey, Ansted, Halstead, Stead, Austad, Anstett

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Where is the Anstead family from?

You can see how Anstead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Anstead family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Anstead families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 23 Anstead families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Anstead's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Anstead families in 1880.
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What did your Anstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Anstead. 27% of Anstead men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Anstead women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Anstead were General Farmer and Teacher.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • General Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Farm Laborer
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Anstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Anstead 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 448 immigration records available for the last name Anstead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Anstead. For the veterans among your Anstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Anstead lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Anstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Anstead in 1962 was 58, and 72 in 2004.

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