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Staal Name Meaning

North German: nickname or metonymic occupational name, from Middle Low German stal ‘steel’. Compare English Steele. Dutch (van Staal,van der Staal): habitational name for someone from any of various places called De Staal, for example, one in Izenberge, West Flanders.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Stall, Saal, Stahl, Staab, Schaal, Stage, Stead, Still, Stang, Staple

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Where is the Staal family from?

You can see how Staal families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Staal family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Staal families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Staal family living in Alberta. This was about 50% of all the recorded Staal's in Canada. Alberta and 1 other province had the highest population of Staal families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Staal surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Staal ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Staal. .

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Staal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staal 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Staal. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 364 military records available for the last name Staal. For the veterans among your Staal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Staal lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Staal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Staal in 1957 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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