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Halseth Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads notably in the Trøndelag region named Halseth from a combination of either Old Norse hallr ‘sloping’ or the personal name Halli + set ‘farmstead dwelling’.

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

Similar surnames: Helseth, Gulseth, Halse, Forseth, Hassett, Huseth, Mauseth, Hale

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Where is the Halseth family from?

You can see how Halseth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Halseth family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Halseth families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Halseth families living in Iowa. This was about 52% of all the recorded Halseth's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Halseth families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Halseth surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Halseth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Halseth. 33% of Halseth men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Halseth women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Halseth were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Halseth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halseth 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 867 immigration records available for the last name Halseth. 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 406 military records available for the last name Halseth. For the veterans among your Halseth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Halseth lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Halseth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Halseth in 1950 was 50, and 69 in 2004.

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