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Elstad Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the six farmsteads so named from an Old Norse personal name (Eldfríthr (female) Eilífr (male) or Elfr (female)) + stad (from Old Norse stathr ‘farmstead dwelling’).

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

Similar surnames: Erstad, Enstad, Olstad, Alstad, Ellestad, Distad, Shelstad, Mostad

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Where is the Elstad family from?

You can see how Elstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Elstad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Elstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Elstad families living in Yorkshire. This was about 63% of all the recorded Elstad's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Elstad families in 1891.
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What did your Elstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Elstad. 23% of Elstad men worked as a Laborer and 47% of Elstad women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Elstad were Salesman and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Servant
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Elstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Elstad 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 634 immigration records available for the last name Elstad. 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 256 military records available for the last name Elstad. For the veterans among your Elstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Elstad lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Elstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Elstad in 1957 was 65, and 84 in 2004.

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