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Stehr Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German ster ‘ram’, hence probably a nickname for a lusty person, or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd.

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


Similar surnames: Steer, Stoehr, Stuhr, Stohr, Speer, Stier, Oster, Stein, Stern, Sperr

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Where is the Stehr family from?

You can see how Stehr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stehr family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stehr families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Stehr families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Stehr's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stehr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stehr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stehr. 34% of Stehr men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Stehr women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stehr were Manager 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
    34%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Proprietor
    5%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    18%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Stehr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stehr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Stehr. 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 Stehr. For the veterans among your Stehr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stehr lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Stehr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Stehr in 1951 was 43, and 84 in 2004.

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