Kierstead Family History

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Kierstead Name Meaning

Altered spelling of the Dutch surname Kierstede, probably from a place in the Netherlands so named. Kier means ‘chink’ or ‘crack’, as in a slightly opened door.

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


Similar surnames: Keirstead, Kolstad, Bierstedt, Milstead, Boustead, Hillstead

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Kierstead Family Origin

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Kierstead Family Occupations

What did your Kierstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kierstead family was Clerk. The most common Kierstead occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 21% of Kierstead's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kierstead.

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  • Keeping House

    21%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Farmer

    14%
  • Clerk

    7%

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

Kierstead Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kierstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Kierstead lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kierstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kierstead in 1952 was 81, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kierstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kierstead 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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