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Almquist Surname Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements alm ‘elm’ + quist an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Elmquist, Malmquist, Palmquist, Ahlquist, Blomquist, Hallquist

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Where is the Almquist family from?

You can see how Almquist families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Almquist family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Almquist families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Almquist family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Almquist's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Almquist families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Almquist surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Almquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Almquist. 20% of Almquist men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Almquist women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Almquist were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Almquist. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, 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 Almquist. For the veterans among your Almquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Almquist lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Almquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Almquist in 1947 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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