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Fjerstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead in Trøndelag so named from an uncertain first element + stad (from Old Norse stathir plural of stathr ‘farmstead dwelling’).

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


Similar surnames: Fjelstad, Falstad, Erstad, Morstad, Trelstad, Reistad, Frostad

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Where is the Fjerstad family from?

You can see how Fjerstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fjerstad family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Fjerstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Fjerstad families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 63% of all the recorded Fjerstad's in USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Fjerstad families in 1880.
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What did your Fjerstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fjerstad. 50% of Fjerstad men worked as a Laborer and 45% of Fjerstad women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fjerstad were Farmer and Maid. .

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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
    50%
  • Farmer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    45%
  • Farm
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
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What Fjerstad family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 665 census records available for the last name Fjerstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fjerstad 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 40 immigration records available for the last name Fjerstad. 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 78 military records available for the last name Fjerstad. For the veterans among your Fjerstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fjerstad lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Fjerstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fjerstad in 1963 was 76, and 94 in 2004.

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