Staff Name Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): from Middle English staf ‘rod’, ‘staff’; a nickname for a tall, thin person, or a metonymic occupational name for anyone who carried a staff of office, a reminder of his right to inflict physical discipline.

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


Similar surnames: Steff, Stoff, Scaff, Stang, Stauff, Stiff, Staffa, Taff, Staal, Gaff

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Staff Family Origin

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Staff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Keeping House

    3%

In 1880, the most common Staff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Staff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Staff. A less common occupation for the Staff family was Keeping House.

Source: Census data for Staff | Data not to scale

Staff Historical Records

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Staff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Staff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Staff in 1958 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Staff

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