Stief Family History

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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


Similar surnames: Stieb, Stier, Steff, Stec, Stien, Stipek, Stieg, Stiel, Stiff, Siek

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Stief Family Origin

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Stief Family Occupations

What did your Stief ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, 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. A less common occupation for the Stief family was Paper Hanger.

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  • Carpenter

    19%
  • Farmer

    19%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Paper Hanger

    10%

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

Stief Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Stief Life Expectancy

What is the average Stief lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stief

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stief 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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