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Steltenpohl Name Meaning

North German: distinguishing name or nickname, literally ‘stilt Paul’, for a person of that name who used stilts or a wooden leg (see Stelter), or perhaps an occupational name for a manufacturer of stilts or wooden legs, from Middle Low German stelte + Low German Pohl.

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

Similar surnames: Stelter, Stollenwerk, Stempel, Wettengel, Meisenzahl, Stelling

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Where is the Steltenpohl family from?

You can see how Steltenpohl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Steltenpohl family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Steltenpohl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Steltenpohl families living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Steltenpohl's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Steltenpohl families in 1880.
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What did your Steltenpohl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Steltenpohl. 37% of Steltenpohl men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Printer
  • Clerical Work

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 532 census records available for the last name Steltenpohl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Steltenpohl 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 42 immigration records available for the last name Steltenpohl. 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 114 military records available for the last name Steltenpohl. For the veterans among your Steltenpohl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Steltenpohl lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Steltenpohl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Steltenpohl in 1948 was 36, and 87 in 2004.

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