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Molstad Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southeastern Norway named either Moldstad (in Old Norse Moldastathir from the personal name Moldi + stathr ‘farmstead dwelling’) or Molstad from an unexplained element Mol- + stathr.

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

Similar surnames: Morstad, Olstad, Holstad, Mostad, Kolstad, Bolstad, Rolstad, Folstad

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Where is the Molstad family from?

You can see how Molstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molstad family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Molstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Molstad families living in Wisconsin. This was about 48% of all the recorded Molstad's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Molstad families in 1880.
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What did your Molstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Molstad. 32% of Molstad men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Molstad women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molstad were Truck Driver and New Worker. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Teacher
  • House
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Molstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molstad 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Molstad. 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 298 military records available for the last name Molstad. For the veterans among your Molstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molstad lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Molstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Molstad in 1958 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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