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Hjelmstad Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farm name a compound of either the male name Old Norse Hjalmr or hjalmr ‘helmet’ and stathir plural of stathr ‘farmstead dwelling’ see Hjelm .

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


Similar surnames: Haugstad, Jostad, Hestand, Hiestand, Jelsma, Heistand, Halsted

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Where is the Hjelmstad family from?

You can see how Hjelmstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hjelmstad family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Hjelmstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Hjelmstad families living in Minnesota. This was about 75% of all the recorded Hjelmstad's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Hjelmstad families in 1880.
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What did your Hjelmstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farming and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hjelmstad. 44% of Hjelmstad men worked as a Farming and 100% of Hjelmstad women worked as a Housework. .

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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

  • Farming
    44%
  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Merchant
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    100%
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Census Records

There are 615 census records available for the last name Hjelmstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hjelmstad 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 49 immigration records available for the last name Hjelmstad. 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 97 military records available for the last name Hjelmstad. For the veterans among your Hjelmstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hjelmstad lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Hjelmstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Hjelmstad in 1963 was 80, and 86 in 2004.

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