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Bystrom Surname Meaning

Swedish (Byström): ornamental name composed of the elements by ‘hamlet farm’ + ström ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Bostrom, Nystrom, Rystrom, Edstrom, Westrom, Enstrom, Ostrom, Ekstrom

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Where is the Bystrom family from?

You can see how Bystrom families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bystrom family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bystrom families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Bystrom families living in Minnesota. This was about 52% of all the recorded Bystrom's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Bystrom families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bystrom surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bystrom ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bystrom. 25% of Bystrom men worked as a Farmer and 44% of Bystrom women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bystrom were Salesman and Reg Nurse. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    44%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Nurse
    12%
  • Reg Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bystrom. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bystrom 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bystrom. 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 489 military records available for the last name Bystrom. For the veterans among your Bystrom ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bystrom lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bystrom life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bystrom in 1949 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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