Umstead Family History

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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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Umstead Family Origin

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Umstead Family Occupations

What did your Umstead ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Umstead. A less common occupation for the Umstead family was Blacksmith. The most common Umstead occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Umstead's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Umstead Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Umstead Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Umstead

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Umstead 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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