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Markstrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Markström): ornamental name composed of the elements mark ‘(border)land’ + ström ‘river’.

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


Similar surnames: Malmstrom, Backstrom, Malstrom, Carlstrom, Kallstrom, Fernstrom

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Where is the Markstrom family from?

You can see how Markstrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Markstrom family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Markstrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Markstrom families living in Illinois. This was about 18% of all the recorded Markstrom's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Markstrom families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Markstrom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Markstrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Markstrom. 28% of Markstrom men worked as a Carpenter and 34% of Markstrom women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Markstrom were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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

  • Carpenter
    28%
  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    34%
  • Seamstress
    23%
  • Maid
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
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Census Records

There are 782 census records available for the last name Markstrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Markstrom 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 848 immigration records available for the last name Markstrom. 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 207 military records available for the last name Markstrom. For the veterans among your Markstrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Markstrom lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Markstrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Markstrom in 1944 was 29, and 87 in 2004.

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