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Stohr Family History

Stohr Name Meaning

North German (Stöhr): see Stoehr. South German (Stöhr): nickname from Middle High German stœraere, stœrer ‘disturber’, ‘unregistered craftsman (in a guild)’ (who worked in homes for pay and meals), or a variant of Stehr.

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


Similar surnames: Storr, Stehr, Stuhr, Spohr, Stohl, Stober, Star, Stoss, Stopp, Stoehr

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Where is the Stohr family from?

You can see how Stohr families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stohr family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stohr families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Stohr families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 88% of all the recorded Stohr's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Stohr families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stohr surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stohr ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stohr. 21% of Stohr men worked as a Farmer and 54% of Stohr women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stohr were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    54%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Ly Pist
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Stohr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stohr 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stohr. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Stohr. For the veterans among your Stohr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stohr lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Stohr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Stohr in 1961 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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