Halstead Family History

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Halstead Name Meaning

habitational name from any of the various places bearing this name, for example in Essex (Haltesteda in Domesday Book), Kent, and Leicestershire, all of which are probably named from Old English h(e)ald ‘refuge’, ‘shelter’ + stede ‘site’, or possibly Hawstead in Suffolk, which has the same origin. However, the name is now most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where it is from High Halstead in Burnley, named as the ‘site of a hall’, from Old English h(e)all ‘hall’ + stede ‘place’. occupational name for someone employed at ‘the hall buildings’, Middle English hallested, an ostler or cowhand, for instance.

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

Similar surnames: Hempstead, Halse, Milstead, Stead, Anstead, Holstead, Balstad, Halter

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Halstead Family Origin

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Halstead Family Occupations

What did your Halstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Halstead family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Halstead. The most common Halstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Halstead's were Farmers.

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  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Halstead Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 94,000 census records available for the last name Halstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Halstead 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Halstead. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Halstead. For the veterans among your Halstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Halstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Halstead lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Halstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Halstead in 1952 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Halstead 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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