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Balstad Name Meaning

Swedish: habitational name from any of various places called Bålstad, Bålsta, or Balsta. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farmsteads so named, from an uncertain first element, most likely a personal name, + Old Norse staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Similar surnames: Falstad, Barstad, Alstad, Walstad, Bolstad, Kolstad, Brustad, Olstad

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Balstad Family Origin

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Balstad Family Occupations

What did your Balstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Balstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Balstad's were Farmers. Farmer and Farm Work were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Balstad. A less common occupation for the Balstad family was Horse Dealer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Work

  • Horse Dealer


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Balstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balstad 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 425 immigration records available for the last name Balstad. 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 106 military records available for the last name Balstad. For the veterans among your Balstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Balstad lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Balstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Balstad in 1954 was 48, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balstad 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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