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Austad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several places in Norway named Austad. The second element is stad (from Old Norse staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’); the first can be, among other things, from the Old Norse personal names Auði or [Ohook]lvir.

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


Similar surnames: Gaustad, Hustad, Alstad, Rustad, Elstad, Brustad, Erstad, Enstad

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Where is the Austad family from?

You can see how Austad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Austad family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Austad families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Austad families living in Minnesota. This was about 75% of all the recorded Austad's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Austad families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Austad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Austad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Austad. 27% of Austad men worked as a Farmer and 35% of Austad women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Austad were Farm Laborer and Waitress.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    35%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Waitress
    10%
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What Austad family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Austad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Austad 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 894 immigration records available for the last name Austad. 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 486 military records available for the last name Austad. For the veterans among your Austad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Austad lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Austad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Austad in 1960 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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