Kolstad Family History
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Kolstad Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads especially in Østlandet, named Kolstad, from the Old Norse personal name Kolr meaning ‘coal’, ‘black’ or Kollr meaning ‘round skull’, ‘bald head’ + staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’. Altered spelling of German Kohlstädt, a habitational name from a place so named near Paderborn in Westphalia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press