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Staab Family History

Staab Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German stap ‘rod’, ‘staff’, a metonymic occupational name for anyone who carried a staff as a symbol of office.

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


Similar surnames: Staal, Staub, Saam, Stang, Saal, Stage, Salb, Stahl, Schaab, Stall

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Where is the Staab family from?

You can see how Staab families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Staab family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Staab families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Staab family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Staab's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Staab families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Staab surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Staab ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Staab. 18% of Staab men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Staab women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Staab were Clerk and Stenographer.

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Staab. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staab 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 Staab. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Staab. For the veterans among your Staab ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Staab lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Staab life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Staab in 1947 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

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