Olmstead Family History

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Olmstead Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Olmstead Green in Cambridgeshire.

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


Similar surnames: Olmsted, Umstead, Bumstead, Grimstead, Hempstead, Hillstead, Anstead

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Olmstead Family Origin

Where is the Olmstead family from?

Olmstead Family Occupations

What did your Olmstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Olmstead family was Carpenter. The most common Olmstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Olmstead's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olmstead.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Olmstead Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Olmstead Life Expectancy

What is the average Olmstead lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Olmstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1943. The average life expectancy for Olmstead in 1940 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Olmstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Olmstead 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.

Famous Olmstead Family

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Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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