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Spilsted Family History

Spilsted Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Spiller, Spille, Sistek, Shelstad, Polster, Spilde, Gilster, Spilker

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Where is the Spilsted family from?

You can see how Spilsted families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Spilsted family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1911. The most Spilsted families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 14 Spilsted families living in Kent. This was about 70% of all the recorded Spilsted's in the UK. Kent had the highest population of Spilsted families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Spilsted surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Spilsted ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Spilsted. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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What Spilsted family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Spilsted. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Spilsted 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 51 immigration records available for the last name Spilsted. 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 51 military records available for the last name Spilsted. For the veterans among your Spilsted ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Spilsted lifespan?

Average Spilsted life expectancy in 1998 was 77 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 75.

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