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Steffe Name Meaning

South German: variant of Steff 1.

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


Similar surnames: Steffel, Steffey, Steffl, Staffen, Sterle, Steffek, Steffee, Taffe

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Where is the Steffe family from?

You can see how Steffe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steffe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Steffe families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Steffe families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Steffe's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Steffe families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steffe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Steffe. 36% of Steffe men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Steffe women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steffe were Farm Labor and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    36%
  • Machinist
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farm Labor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housework
    22%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Steffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steffe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 375 immigration records available for the last name Steffe. 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 464 military records available for the last name Steffe. For the veterans among your Steffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steffe lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Steffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Steffe in 1962 was 66, and 68 in 2004.

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