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Straub Name Meaning

German (Austria): nickname from Middle High German strup ‘rough’, ‘unkempt’.

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

Similar surnames: Strub, Staub, Traub, Straut, Strauss, Taub, Strahl, Traum, Schaub

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Where is the Straub family from?

You can see how Straub families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Straub family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Straub families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 28 Straub families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 85% of all the recorded Straub's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Straub families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Straub surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Straub ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Straub. 14% of Straub men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Straub women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Straub were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Straub. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Straub 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Straub. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Straub. For the veterans among your Straub ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Straub lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Straub life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1946. The average life expectancy for Straub in 1946 was 100, and 75 in 2004.

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