Sturtevant Family History

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Sturtevant Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname for a hasty individual, from Middle English stert(en) ‘to start or leap’ + Anglo-Norman French avaunt ‘forward’.

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

Similar surnames: Sturgeon, Sturdevant, Sturman, Street, Shireman, Current, Student

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Sturtevant Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sturtevant name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sturtevant. 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


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Sturtevant Family Origin

Where is the Sturtevant family from?

Sturtevant Family Occupations

What did your Sturtevant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sturtevant family was Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sturtevant. The most common Sturtevant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Sturtevant's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Sturtevant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Sturtevant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sturtevant 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sturtevant. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Sturtevant. For the veterans among your Sturtevant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sturtevant Life Expectancy

What is the average Sturtevant lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sturtevant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Sturtevant in 1952 was 38, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sturtevant 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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