Streff Family History

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Streff Name Meaning

North German: nickname for a stiff or unbending person, from Middle Low German stref ‘stiff’, ‘rigid’, ‘taut’.

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

Similar surnames: Steff, Streiff, Stief, Scheff, Stoff, Streng, Strebe, Streit, Trefz

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Streff Family Origin

Where is the Streff family from?

Streff Family Occupations

What did your Streff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Streff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 70% of Streff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Streff family was School Teacher. Farmer, Grocer and Hat Manufacter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Streff.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Hat Manufacter

  • School Teacher


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

Streff Historical Records

What Streff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Streff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Streff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Streff

Passenger List

There are 237 immigration records available for the last name Streff. 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 251 military records available for the last name Streff. For the veterans among your Streff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Streff Life Expectancy

What is the average Streff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Streff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Streff in 1963 was 80, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Streff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Streff 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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