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Stam Family History

Stam Name Meaning

Dutch: nickname for a heavily built man, from stam ‘stem’, ‘(tree)trunk’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Stamm. Altered spelling of German Stamm.

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

Similar surnames: Stamm, Stram, Star, Stum, Sham, Sas, Starr, Stamp, Sam, Swab

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Where is the Stam family from?

You can see how Stam families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stam family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stam families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Stam families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Stam's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Stam families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stam surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stam ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Fils Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Stam. 50% of Stam men worked as a Fils Cultivateur.

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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

  • Fils Cultivateur
  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Stam. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stam 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stam. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Stam. For the veterans among your Stam ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stam lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Stam life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Stam in 1956 was 32, and 71 in 2004.

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