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Molgaard Family History

Molgaard Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Melgaard, Norgaard, Mollard, Boogaard, Bogaard, Pollard, Melgar

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Where is the Molgaard family from?

You can see how Molgaard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molgaard family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 8 Molgaard families living in Iowa. This was about 47% of all the recorded Molgaard's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Molgaard families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Molgaard surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Molgaard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Molgaard. 85% of Molgaard men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Molgaard women worked as a Housewife. .

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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
  • Attendant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 408 census records available for the last name Molgaard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molgaard 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 327 immigration records available for the last name Molgaard. 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 51 military records available for the last name Molgaard. For the veterans among your Molgaard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molgaard lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Molgaard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Molgaard in 1965 was 78, and 49 in 2003.

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