Staves Family History

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Staves Name Meaning

English (East Midlands and South Yorkshire): possibly a metonymic occupational name for a stave maker, from the plural of Middle English staf ‘rod’, ‘staff’.

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

Similar surnames: Stave, Staver, Stakes, Steven, Savel, Scales, Tates, Stiver, Swales

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Staves Family Origin

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Staves Family Occupations

What did your Staves ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Staves occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Staves's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Staves. A less common occupation for the Staves family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Barber

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Staves ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Staves Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Staves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staves census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 339 immigration records available for the last name Staves. 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 Card

There are 502 military records available for the last name Staves. For the veterans among your Staves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Staves Life Expectancy

What is the average Staves lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2003, in the United States, Staves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Staves in 1950 was 45, and 46 in 2003.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Staves ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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