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Staffen Name Meaning

Dutch or German: variant of Steffan.

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


Similar surnames: Steffen, Taffe, Steffan, Stassen, Steffens, Steffel, Saffer, Steffe

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Where is the Staffen family from?

You can see how Staffen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Staffen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Staffen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Staffen families living in Michigan. This was about 23% of all the recorded Staffen's in USA. Michigan and 1 other state had the highest population of Staffen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Staffen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Staffen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Staffen. 45% of Staffen men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Staffen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Staffen were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Operator
    7%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Staffen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staffen 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Staffen. 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 367 military records available for the last name Staffen. For the veterans among your Staffen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Staffen lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Staffen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Staffen in 1961 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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