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State Name Meaning

German (Stät(e)): nickname from Middle High German stæt(e) ‘firm’, ‘steadfast’, ‘constant’.

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

Similar surnames: Statz, Stave, Stage, Plate, Staub, Starke, Stapf, Spatz, Stahl

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Where is the State family from?

You can see how State families moved over time by selecting different census years. The State family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most State families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 State families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded State's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of State families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the State surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your State ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named State. 20% of State men worked as a Laborer and 17% of State women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named State were Clerk and Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Waitress
  • Teacher
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What State family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 47,000 census records available for the last name State. Like a window into their day-to-day life, State 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name State. 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 92,000 military records available for the last name State. For the veterans among your State ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average State lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, State life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for State in 1960 was 35, and 100 in 2004.

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