Steff Family History

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Steff Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the personal name Steffen, a German form of Latin Stephanus (see Steven). English: nickname for a resolute or obstinate person, from Middle English stef ‘stiff’, ‘unyielding’.

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

Similar surnames: Steffl, Stefl, Stief, Staff, Streff, Stoff, Stuff, Stein, Stiff

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Steff Family Origin

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Steff Family Occupations

What did your Steff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm Laborer, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Steff. A less common occupation for the Steff family was Dry Good Merchant. The most common Steff occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 28% of Steff's were Farm Laborers.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Dressmaker

  • Dry Good Merchant


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

Steff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Steff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steff 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 537 immigration records available for the last name Steff. 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 606 military records available for the last name Steff. For the veterans among your Steff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Steff Life Expectancy

What is the average Steff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Steff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Steff in 1963 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Steff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Steff 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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