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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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Where is the Stave family from?

You can see how Stave families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stave family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Stave families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Stave families living in Ontario. This was about 29% of all the recorded Stave's in Canada. Ontario and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Stave families in 1911.
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What did your Stave ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Stave. .

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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

  • Farmer
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    100%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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