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Borstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from various farms named Borstad or Børstad, from the Old Norse personal names Byrgir or Borgar, or from Old Norse borg ‘fortification’, ‘stronghold’ + staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Barstad, Morstad, Jorstad, Bolstad, Erstad, Bronstad, Mostad, Balstad

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Borstad Family Origin

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Borstad Family Occupations

What did your Borstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Borstad occupation in the USA was Cooper. 50% of Borstad's were Coopers. Cooper and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Borstad.

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  • Cooper

    50%
  • Farmer

    50%

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

Borstad Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Borstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Borstad lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Borstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Borstad in 1960 was 77, and 89 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Borstad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Borstad 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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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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