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Stauff Family History

Stauff Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of beakers, from Middle High German stouf ‘beaker’, or a topographic name from the same word used with refence to a beaker-shaped hill, or a habitational name from a place named with this word (see Stauffer).

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


Similar surnames: Stauffer, Staff, Schuff, Stauch, Hauff, Staple, Stoff, Stapf, Staude

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Where is the Stauff family from?

You can see how Stauff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stauff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Stauff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Stauff families living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Stauff's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Stauff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stauff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stauff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stauff. 34% of Stauff men worked as a Salesman and 38% of Stauff women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stauff were Truck Driver and Housework.

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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

  • Salesman
    34%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    38%
  • Secretary
    38%
  • Housework
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Stauff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stauff 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Stauff. 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 736 military records available for the last name Stauff. For the veterans among your Stauff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stauff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Stauff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Stauff in 1962 was 66, and 88 in 2004.

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