Stief Name Meaning

German (Sorbian): from a pet form of the personal name Stefan, vernacular form of Latin Stephanus (see Steven). North German: nickname from Middle Low German stif ‘stiff’, ‘rigid’.

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

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Stief Family Origin

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Stief Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    19%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Paper Hanger

    10%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stief family was Paper Hanger. The most common Stief occupation in the USA was Carpenter. 19% of Stief's were Carpenters. Carpenter, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stief.

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Stief Historical Records

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Stief Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Stief life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Stief in 1944 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stief

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