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Steffens Name Meaning

Dutch, North German, and English: patronymic from Steffen.

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


Similar surnames: Steffen, Stevens, Steffes, Steffensen, Stoffels, Steffan, Stoffers

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Where is the Steffens family from?

You can see how Steffens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steffens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Steffens families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 149 Steffens families living in New York. This was about 20% of all the recorded Steffens's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Steffens families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steffens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steffens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steffens. 20% of Steffens men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Steffens women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steffens were Clerk 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
    20%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Steffens. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Steffens. For the veterans among your Steffens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steffens lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Steffens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Steffens in 1947 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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