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Wistrom Name Meaning

Swedish (Wiström): ornamental name composed of an altered form of the placename element vi (representing either Old Norse vithr ‘forest’ or ‘sacred place’) + the ornamental element ström ‘river’.

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


Similar surnames: Wikstrom, Westrom, Strom, Mostrom, Lidstrom, Ostrom, Enstrom, Nystrom

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Where is the Wistrom family from?

You can see how Wistrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wistrom family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wistrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Wistrom families living in Iowa. This was about 60% of all the recorded Wistrom's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Wistrom families in 1880.
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What did your Wistrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Wistrom. 37% of Wistrom men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
    37%
  • Farmer
    32%
  • Carpenter
    22%
  • Clerk
    11%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Wistrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wistrom 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 524 immigration records available for the last name Wistrom. 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 166 military records available for the last name Wistrom. For the veterans among your Wistrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wistrom lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Wistrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Wistrom in 1964 was 77, and 86 in 2004.

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