Stoff Family History

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Stoff Name Meaning

North German: metonymic occupational nickname for a miller, from Middle Low German stof ‘dust’. Compare Staub 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a cloth merchant, from German Stoff ‘material’, ‘cloth’.

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

Similar surnames: Koff, Steff, Stock, Staff, Stopp, Stoop, Stief, Stolz, Storm, Stoss

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Stoff Family Origin

Where is the Stoff family from?

Stoff Family Occupations

What did your Stoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Druggist and Farm Labor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stoff. The most common Stoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Stoff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Stoff family was Keeping Saloon.

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  • Farmer

  • Druggist

  • Farm Labor

  • Keeping Saloon


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

Stoff Historical Records

What Stoff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Stoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stoff 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Stoff. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Stoff. For the veterans among your Stoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Stoff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Stoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Stoff in 1963 was 68, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stoff 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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