Stehr Family History

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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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Stehr Family Origin

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Stehr Family Occupations

What did your Stehr ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stehr occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Stehr's were Farmers. Farmer, Tailor and Bar Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stehr. A less common occupation for the Stehr family was Book Binder.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Tailor

    8%
  • Bar Keeper

    4%
  • Book Binder

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stehr ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stehr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

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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Stehr Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stehr

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stehr ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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