Stivers Family History

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Stivers Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of Dutch Stijvers, occupational name from an agent derivative of Middle Dutch stiven ‘to play the flute or shawm’ (from Middle Dutch stive ‘flute’).

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

Similar surnames: Stigers, Stier, Stiver, Staves, Skiver, Stevens, Seivert, Rivers

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Stivers Family Origin

Where is the Stivers family from?

Stivers Family Occupations

What did your Stivers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Stivers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Stivers's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stivers family was Cooper. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stivers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Cooper


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

Stivers Historical Records

What Stivers family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Stivers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stivers 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 647 immigration records available for the last name Stivers. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Stivers. For the veterans among your Stivers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stivers Life Expectancy

What is the average Stivers lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Stivers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Stivers in 1942 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stivers

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stivers 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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