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Kolstad Family History

Kolstad Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads especially in Østlandet named Kolstad from the Old Norse personal name Kolr meaning ‘coal black complexion’ or Kollr meaning ‘round skull bald head’ + stathr ‘farmstead dwelling’. Altered form of German Kohlstädt a habitational name from a place so named near Paderborn in Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Rolstad, Olstad, Molstad, Holstad, Bolstad, Folstad, Balstad, Hofstad

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Where is the Kolstad family from?

You can see how Kolstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolstad family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Kolstad families living in Yorkshire. This was 100% of all the recorded Kolstad's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Kolstad families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolstad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kolstad. 32% of Kolstad men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Kolstad women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolstad were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    32%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    18%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Housewife
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Kolstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolstad 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kolstad. 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 927 military records available for the last name Kolstad. For the veterans among your Kolstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolstad lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kolstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Kolstad in 1944 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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