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Steffes Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Steffen.

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


Similar surnames: Steffen, Steffey, Steffek, Steffens, Stoffel, Steffl, Stoffels

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Where is the Steffes family from?

You can see how Steffes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steffes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Steffes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 67 Steffes families living in Wisconsin. This was about 34% of all the recorded Steffes's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Steffes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Steffes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Steffes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steffes. 25% of Steffes men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Steffes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Steffes were Farming and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Farming
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 483 immigration records available for the last name Steffes. 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 Steffes. For the veterans among your Steffes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steffes lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Steffes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Steffes in 1956 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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