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Stahr Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German Middle Low German star ‘starling’. Germanized form of Sorbian and Polish Stary ‘small little’ and of its shortened form Star.

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

Similar surnames: Star, Starr, Ahr, Sahr, Stair, Stehr, Shah, Staal, Stai, Storr

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Where is the Stahr family from?

You can see how Stahr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stahr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stahr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Stahr families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Stahr's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stahr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stahr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stahr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stahr. 24% of Stahr men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Stahr women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stahr 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Stahr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stahr 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 806 immigration records available for the last name Stahr. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stahr. For the veterans among your Stahr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stahr lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Stahr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stahr in 1958 was 51, and 85 in 2004.

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