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Skogstad is a norse surname used by a family that originated in the northern part of the valley of Østerdalen, Norway. From around 1750 son followed father as the local sheriff. In the USA the surname was anglicized to "Woodstead", a direct translation of the Norse "dwelling in the woods".
See: "A Skogstad family survey" for more of the family history.