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Steff Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Steffen, a German form of Latin Stephanus (see Steven). English: nickname for a resolute or obstinate person, from Middle English stef ‘stiff’, ‘unyielding’.

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


Similar surnames: Steffl, Stefl, Stief, Staff, Streff, Stoff, Stuff, Stein, Stiff

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Where is the Steff family from?

You can see how Steff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steff families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 10 Steff families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Steff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Steff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steff. 23% of Steff men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Steff women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steff were Attendant and Clerk. .

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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
    23%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Attendant
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    19%
  • Housework
    19%
  • Teacher
    13%
  • Clerk
    13%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Steff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steff 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 537 immigration records available for the last name Steff. 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 606 military records available for the last name Steff. For the veterans among your Steff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Steff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Steff in 1963 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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