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Stender Name Meaning

North and central German: metonymic occupational name for a carpenter, from Middle Low German stender ‘post (of a timber-framed building)’.

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


Similar surnames: Stenger, Steer, Stenner, Steuer, Steiber, Tinder, Stelter, Steber

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Where is the Stender family from?

You can see how Stender families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stender family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stender families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Stender family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Stender's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Stender families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stender surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stender ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stender. 25% of Stender men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Stender women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stender were Foreman and Teacher.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Foreman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Stender. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stender 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Stender. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stender. For the veterans among your Stender ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stender lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Stender life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Stender in 1958 was 46, and 82 in 2004.

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