Staff Name Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): from Middle English staf ‘rod’, ‘staff’; a nickname for a tall, thin person, or a metonymic occupational name for anyone who carried a staff of office, a reminder of his right to inflict physical discipline.

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


Similar surnames: Steff, Stoff, Scaff, Stang, Stauff, Stiff, Staffa, Taff, Staal, Gaff

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Staff Family Origin

Where is the Staff family from?

SHOW MORE

Staff Family Occupations

What did your Staff ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Staff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    71%
  • Labourer

    29%

In 1881, the most common Staff occupation in Canada was Farmer. 71% of Staff's were Farmers. Farmer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Staff.

Source: Census data for Staff | Data not to scale

Staff Historical Records

What Staff family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Staff ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Staff

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Staff Life Expectancy

What is the average Staff lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Staff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Staff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Staff in 1958 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Staff

Famous Staff Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Look up another name