Stair Family History

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Stair Name Meaning

English: from Middle English stegher ‘stair’ (Old English st?ger). In Kent and Sussex this was a topographic name denoting someone who lived on rising ground.

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

Similar surnames: Starr, Stein, Star, Stain, Smail, Staiger, Steer, Steig, Hair, Stahr

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Stair Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stair name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stair. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Stair Family Origin

Where is the Stair family from?

Stair Family Occupations

What did your Stair ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Stair family was Miller. Barber and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Stair. The most common Stair occupation in Canada was Barber. 33% of Stair's were Barbers.

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  • Barber

  • Laborer

  • Miller


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

Stair Historical Records

What Stair family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Stair. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stair census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stair. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Stair. For the veterans among your Stair ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stair Life Expectancy

What is the average Stair lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Stair life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stair in 1945 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stair 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.

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