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Steffan Name Meaning

Dutch or German: variant of Steffen.

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


Similar surnames: Steffen, Staffen, Steffens, Stofan, Steffel, Steffe, Steffl, Steffey

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Where is the Steffan family from?

You can see how Steffan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steffan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Steffan families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 41 Steffan families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Steffan's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Steffan families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steffan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steffan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steffan. 21% of Steffan men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Steffan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steffan were Machinist 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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    11%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Steffan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Steffan. For the veterans among your Steffan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steffan lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Steffan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Steffan in 1953 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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