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Hegstad Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads so named from Old Norse Heggsstathir probably from the personal name Heggr from heggr ‘bird cherry (tree)’ + stathir ‘farmstead dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Holstad, Hunstad, Shelstad, Harstad, Hofstad, Rogstad, Elstad

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Where is the Hegstad family from?

You can see how Hegstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hegstad family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Hegstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Hegstad families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 89% of all the recorded Hegstad's in USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Hegstad families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hegstad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hegstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hegstad. 50% of Hegstad men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Hegstad women worked as a Teacher. .

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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
    50%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Proprietor
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    100%
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What Hegstad family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 877 census records available for the last name Hegstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hegstad 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Hegstad. 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 205 military records available for the last name Hegstad. For the veterans among your Hegstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hegstad lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hegstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Hegstad in 1963 was 77, and 84 in 2004.

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