State Name Meaning

German (Stät(e)): nickname from Middle High German stæt(e) ‘firm’, ‘steadfast’, ‘constant’.

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

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State Family Origin

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State Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Farm Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • House Keeper

    6%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the State family was House Keeper. Farmer, Farm Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by State. The most common State occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of State's were Farmers.

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Between 1960 and 2004, State life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for State in 1960 was 35, and 100 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for State

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