Stover Family History

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Stover Name Meaning

North German (Stöver): from Middle Low German stover, badstover ‘bather’, ‘worker at a public bathhouse’.

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

Similar surnames: Stoever, Stober, Stuver, Stuber, Stoyer, Steer, Storer, Stohler

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Stover Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stover name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stover. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Stover Family Origin

Where is the Stover family from?

Stover Family Occupations

What did your Stover ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Stover family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stover. The most common Stover occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Stover's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Stover Historical Records

What Stover family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Stover. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stover 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Stover. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Stover. For the veterans among your Stover ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stover Life Expectancy

What is the average Stover lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Stover life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Stover in 1943 was 46, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stover

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stover 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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