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Hofstad Name Meaning

Dutch and Belgian: habitational name from the common place name Hofsta(d)t or Hofstade, meaning a place (stad) where there was a farmstead. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads, most of them so named from Old Norse hof ‘sacrificial temple’ + staðir ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Holstad, Homstad, Kolstad, Hunstad, Rogstad, Rostad, Rolstad, Hegstad

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Hofstad Family Origin

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Hofstad Family Occupations

What did your Hofstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Hofstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Hofstad's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Minister Lutheran were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hofstad. A less common occupation for the Hofstad family was Plow Polisher.

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Minister Lutheran

    14%
  • Plow Polisher

    14%

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

Hofstad Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Hofstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Hofstad lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Hofstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hofstad in 1947 was 68, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hofstad 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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