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Thorstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of six farmsteads, named in Old Norse as þórisstaðir ‘Thor’s farm’, from þórir (see Thor) + staðir, plural of staðr ‘farmstead’, ‘dwelling’.

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

Similar surnames: Morstad, Hofstad, Holstad, Homstad, Harstad, Jorstad, Borstad

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Thorstad Family Origin

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Thorstad Family Occupations

What did your Thorstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Grocer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Thorstad. A less common occupation for the Thorstad family was Moulder. The most common Thorstad occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Thorstad's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Moulder


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

Thorstad Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Thorstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Thorstad 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 226 immigration records available for the last name Thorstad. 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 421 military records available for the last name Thorstad. For the veterans among your Thorstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Thorstad Life Expectancy

What is the average Thorstad lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Thorstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Thorstad in 1962 was 66, and 64 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Thorstad 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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