Stave Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for an official, for example a judge or church official, from Middle Low German staf ‘staff’, a symbol of office. Americanized spelling of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Staw, either an ornamental name from Polish staw ‘pond’ or a habitational name for someone from a place called Stawy (see Stawski). Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads named Stave, a variant of Stava.

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


Similar surnames: Stage, Stone, Staves, Staple, Stade, Stava, Soave, Stare, Stuve, Sale

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Stave Family Origin

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Stave Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Real Estate Agt

    8%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stave family was Real Estate Agt. The most common Stave occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Stave's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stave.

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Stave Historical Records

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Stave Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Stave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1953. The average life expectancy for Stave in 1953 was 100, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stave

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