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Ekstrand Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements ek ‘oak’ + strand ‘shore’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Engstrand, Ostrand, Beckstrand, Strand, Bergstrand, Ekstrom

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Where is the Ekstrand family from?

You can see how Ekstrand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ekstrand family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Ekstrand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Ekstrand families living in Illinois. This was about 44% of all the recorded Ekstrand's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ekstrand families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ekstrand surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ekstrand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ekstrand. 19% of Ekstrand men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Ekstrand women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ekstrand were Proprietor and Sales Clerk. .

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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
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Sales Clerk
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ekstrand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ekstrand 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ekstrand. 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 570 military records available for the last name Ekstrand. For the veterans among your Ekstrand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ekstrand lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ekstrand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Ekstrand in 1957 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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