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Hafstad Family History

Hafstad Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Hofstad, Harstad, Hanstad, Halstead, Hunstad, Balstad, Gaustad

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Where is the Hafstad family from?

You can see how Hafstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hafstad family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Hafstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Hafstad family living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Hafstad's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Hafstad families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hafstad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hafstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Hold were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hafstad. 40% of Hafstad men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Hafstad women worked as a House Hold. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hafstad were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    40%
  • Farmer
    40%
  • Salesman
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Hold
    43%
  • Bookkeeper
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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What Hafstad family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 632 census records available for the last name Hafstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hafstad 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 541 immigration records available for the last name Hafstad. 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 87 military records available for the last name Hafstad. For the veterans among your Hafstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hafstad lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Hafstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Hafstad in 1966 was 69, and 74 in 2004.

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