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Onstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from the name of any of seven farmsteads, mainly in the southeast, most of them with names formed from any of various Old Norse personal names + staðir ‘farmstead’,as for example Augunarstaðir, from the personal name Auðun (from Auð ‘wealth’ + un ‘friend’).

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


Similar surnames: Olstad, Enstad, Hunstad, Rogstad, Rolstad, Holstad, Rostad, Kolstad

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Onstad Family Origin

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Onstad Family Occupations

What did your Onstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Onstad family was Taylor And Farmer. Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Onstad. The most common Onstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 75% of Onstad's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Taylor And Farmer

    8%

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

Onstad Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Onstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Onstad lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Onstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Onstad in 1963 was 82, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Onstad

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Onstad 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.

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