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Stirn Family History

Stirn Name Meaning

nickname for someone with a distinctive forehead, from Middle High German stirn ‘forehead’. habitational name from a place so called in Franconia.

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


Similar surnames: Stern, Still, Stein, Stirk, Stich, Starr, Stier, Stien, Sturm, Star

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Where is the Stirn family from?

You can see how Stirn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stirn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Stirn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Stirn families living in Wisconsin. This was about 21% of all the recorded Stirn's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Stirn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stirn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stirn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Stirn. 40% of Stirn men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Stirn women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stirn were Farm Hand and Stenographer.

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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
    40%
  • Carpenter
    16%
  • Attendant
    12%
  • Farm Hand
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    67%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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What Stirn family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Stirn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stirn 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 800 immigration records available for the last name Stirn. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Stirn. For the veterans among your Stirn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stirn lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Stirn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Stirn in 1948 was 33, and 72 in 2004.

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