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Umstead Family History

Umstead Name Meaning

Origin uncertain: perhaps an altered form of an unidentified Scandinavian habitational name ending in -stedt ‘homestead’, or of the English surname Hamstead, a habitational name from any of several places in England named with Old English hamstede ‘homestead’, for example Hamstead in the West Midlands and Isle of Wight, Hampstead in London, or Hamstead Marshall and Hampstead Norris in Berkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Anstead, Bumstead, Hempstead, Stead, Winstead, Halstead, Smead

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Where is the Umstead family from?

You can see how Umstead families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Umstead family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Umstead families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Umstead families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Umstead's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Umstead families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Umstead surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Umstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Umstead. 25% of Umstead men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Umstead women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Umstead were Farming and Secretary.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Saleslady
    11%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Umstead. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Umstead 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 359 immigration records available for the last name Umstead. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Umstead. For the veterans among your Umstead ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Umstead lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Umstead life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Umstead in 1944 was 26, and 72 in 2004.

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