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Holstead Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of Halstead. Possibly an altered form of Norwegian Holstad.

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

Similar surnames: Holsted, Halstead, Holstad, Halsted, Holte, Hallsted, Holster

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Where is the Holstead family from?

You can see how Holstead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holstead family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Holstead families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Holstead families living in Virginia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Holstead's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Holstead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holstead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Holstead. 25% of Holstead men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Holstead women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holstead were Clerk and File 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • File Clerk
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What Holstead family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Holstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holstead 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 512 immigration records available for the last name Holstead. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Holstead. For the veterans among your Holstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holstead lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Holstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Holstead in 1957 was 59, and 76 in 2004.

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