Bjornstad Family History

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Bjornstad Name Meaning

Norwegian (Bjørnstad): habitational name from a farm named as ‘Bjørn’s farm’ (see Bjorn), of which there are many examples, especially in southeastern Norway.

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


Similar surnames: Bronstad, Jorstad, Borstad, Krogstad, Karlstad, Finstad, Morstad

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Bjornstad Family Origin

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Bjornstad Family Occupations

What did your Bjornstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bjornstad family was Stair Builder. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bjornstad. The most common Bjornstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Bjornstad's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Farm Laborer

    17%
  • Saloon Keeper

    17%
  • Stair Builder

    17%

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

Bjornstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bjornstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjornstad 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bjornstad. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bjornstad. For the veterans among your Bjornstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bjornstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Bjornstad lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bjornstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bjornstad in 1950 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bjornstad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bjornstad 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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