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Malmstrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Malmström): ornamental name composed of the elements malm ‘sand gravel’ (a common placename element) or ‘ore’ + ström ‘river’.

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


Similar surnames: Malstrom, Markstrom, Holmstrom, Kallstrom, Hallstrom, Salstrom

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Where is the Malmstrom family from?

You can see how Malmstrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malmstrom family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Malmstrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 11 Malmstrom families living in Utah. This was about 32% of all the recorded Malmstrom's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Malmstrom families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Malmstrom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Malmstrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malmstrom. 22% of Malmstrom men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Malmstrom women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malmstrom were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Seamstress
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Malmstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malmstrom 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Malmstrom. 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 713 military records available for the last name Malmstrom. For the veterans among your Malmstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malmstrom lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Malmstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Malmstrom in 1942 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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