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Stoff Family History

Stoff Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational nickname for a miller, from Middle Low German stof ‘dust’. Compare Staub 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cloth merchant, from German Stoff ‘material’, ‘cloth’.

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


Similar surnames: Koff, Steff, Stock, Staff, Stopp, Stoop, Stief, Stolz, Storm, Stoss

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Where is the Stoff family from?

You can see how Stoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stoff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Stoff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Stoff families living in British Columbia. This was about 25% of all the recorded Stoff's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Stoff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stoff. 28% of Stoff men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Stoff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stoff were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    22%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Saleslady
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stoff 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Stoff. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stoff. For the veterans among your Stoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stoff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Stoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Stoff in 1963 was 68, and 89 in 2004.

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