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Lystad Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the seven farms of this name in Norway. The first element of the placename is probably a river either from Old Norse hlýr ‘warm mild’ or in another case Lýsa ‘the shining one’ + stathir plural of stathr ‘dwelling farmstead’. The surname has spread into Sweden.

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


Similar surnames: Olstad, Austad, Rostad, Morstad, Mostad, Erstad, Distad, Onstad

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Where is the Lystad family from?

You can see how Lystad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lystad family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Lystad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Lystad family living in Kent. This was 100% of all the recorded Lystad's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Lystad families in 1891.
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What did your Lystad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Lystad. 50% of Lystad men worked as a Farmer. .

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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%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Carpenter
    15%
  • Shipping Clerk
    15%
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Census Records

There are 799 census records available for the last name Lystad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lystad 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 695 immigration records available for the last name Lystad. 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 178 military records available for the last name Lystad. For the veterans among your Lystad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lystad lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Lystad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Lystad in 1958 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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