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


Similar surnames: Rolstad, Olstad, Molstad, Holstad, Bolstad, Folstad, Balstad, Hofstad

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Kolstad Family Origin

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Kolstad Family Occupations

What did your Kolstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Kolstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Kolstad's were Farmers. Farmer, Jeweler and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kolstad. A less common occupation for the Kolstad family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Jeweler

    13%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%

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

Kolstad Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Kolstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Kolstad lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kolstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kolstad in 1944 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kolstad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kolstad 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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