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Jorstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of seven farmsteads named Jørstad, from the Old Norse personal names Jorundr (composed of elements meaning ‘battle’ + ‘winner’, ‘victor’) or Jórulfr (‘wild boar (helmet)’ + ‘wolf’) + staðr ‘farm’.

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


Similar surnames: Borstad, Morstad, Kolstad, Onstad, Molstad, Harstad, Mostad, Erstad

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Jorstad Family Origin

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Jorstad Family Occupations

What did your Jorstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jorstad. The most common Jorstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 89% of Jorstad's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    89%
  • Laborer

    11%

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Jorstad Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jorstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Jorstad lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Jorstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jorstad in 1961 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jorstad 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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