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Malstrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Mälström): ornamental name composed of either mäl (from a placename element meaning ‘middle’) or mäl (an altered form of mal ‘gravel’) + ström ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Malmstrom, Salstrom, Dahlstrom, Wahlstrom, Carlstrom, Holstrom

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Where is the Malstrom family from?

You can see how Malstrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Malstrom family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Malstrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Malstrom families living in Minnesota. This was about 43% of all the recorded Malstrom's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Malstrom families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Malstrom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Malstrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Malstrom. 23% of Malstrom men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Malstrom women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Malstrom were Agent and Waitress. .

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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
    23%
  • Carpenter
    23%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Agent
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Waitress
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Malstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Malstrom 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 430 immigration records available for the last name Malstrom. 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 444 military records available for the last name Malstrom. For the veterans among your Malstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Malstrom lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Malstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Malstrom in 1963 was 75, and 84 in 2004.

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