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Streiff Family History

Streiff Name Meaning

from Middle High German streif ‘raid’, hence a nickname for an aggressive warrior, someone who had led war-raids. topographic name from late Middle High German streif ‘narrow strip of land’.

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


Similar surnames: Streich, Streff, Reiff, Streit, Stremel, Streib, Greif, Streng, Stein

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Where is the Streiff family from?

You can see how Streiff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Streiff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Streiff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 62 Streiff families living in Wisconsin. This was about 51% of all the recorded Streiff's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Streiff families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Streiff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Streiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Streiff. 31% of Streiff men worked as a Farmer and 75% of Streiff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Streiff were Operator and Waitress.

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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
    31%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    75%
  • Waitress
    25%
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What Streiff family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Streiff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Streiff 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 989 immigration records available for the last name Streiff. 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 683 military records available for the last name Streiff. For the veterans among your Streiff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Streiff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Streiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Streiff in 1962 was 78, and 78 in 2004.

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