Stave Family History

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Stave Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for an official, for example a judge or church official, from Middle Low German staf ‘staff’, a symbol of office. Americanized spelling of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Staw, either an ornamental name from Polish staw ‘pond’ or a habitational name for someone from a place called Stawy (see Stawski). Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Stave, a variant of Stava.

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

Similar surnames: Stage, Stone, Staves, Staple, Stade, Stava, Soave, Stare, Stuve, Sale

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Stave Family Origin

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Stave Family Occupations

What did your Stave ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Stave occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 50% of Stave's were Carpenters. Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Stave.

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  • Carpenter

  • Farmer


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Stave Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Stave. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stave 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 Stave. 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 662 military records available for the last name Stave. For the veterans among your Stave ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stave Life Expectancy

What is the average Stave lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Stave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Stave in 1953 was 100, and 75 in 2004.

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