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Rolstad Surname Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of the ten farms mainly in the southeast of the country from Old Norse Róaldsstathir from the personal name Róaldr (meaning ‘fame honor’ + valdr ‘ruler king’) + stathir ‘farmstead dwelling’.

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


Similar surnames: Rostad, Rogstad, Olstad, Kolstad, Holstad, Molstad, Bolstad, Folstad

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Where is the Rolstad family from?

You can see how Rolstad families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Rolstad family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Rolstad families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Rolstad families living in Wisconsin. This was about 78% of all the recorded Rolstad's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Rolstad families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Rolstad surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Rolstad ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Rolstad. 37% of Rolstad men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Rolstad women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Rolstad were Laborer and Maid. .

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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
    37%
  • Farm Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    38%
  • Saleslady
    38%
  • Maid
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Rolstad. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rolstad 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 264 immigration records available for the last name Rolstad. 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 132 military records available for the last name Rolstad. For the veterans among your Rolstad ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Rolstad lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Rolstad life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Rolstad in 1960 was 74, and 85 in 2004.

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