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Staffa Name Meaning

Italian: metonymic occupational name for a maker of stirrups, from staffa ‘stirrup’.

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

Similar surnames: Staff, Stauff, Scaff, Stoff, Graff, Stahl, Strada, Scanga, Sava

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Where is the Staffa family from?

You can see how Staffa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Staffa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Staffa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Staffa families living in Ontario. This was about 89% of all the recorded Staffa's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Staffa families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Staffa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Staffa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Staffa. 26% of Staffa men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Staffa women worked as a Dressmaker. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Porter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Staffa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staffa 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 544 immigration records available for the last name Staffa. 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 408 military records available for the last name Staffa. For the veterans among your Staffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Staffa lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Staffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Staffa in 1953 was 54, and 96 in 2004.

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