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Stefan Family History

Stefan Name Meaning

Romanian and Polish; Slovenian Croatian and Slovak (Štefan): from the personal names Stefan (Romanian Polish) and Štefan (Slovenian Croatian dialect Slovak) from Greek Stephanos Latin Stephanus (see Steven ). American shortened form of various patronymics and other derivatives from the personal names Štefan and Stefan(os) ‘Steven’ e.g. Slovenian Štefančič and Croatian Štefančić (see Stefancic ) Slovak Štefanovič (see Stefanovic ) and Greek Stefanopoulos . Compare Stephan and Steven . German: variant of Stephan .

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


Similar surnames: Stefanic, Stefano, Stepan, Stefko, Steffl, Steff, Steffen, Steven

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Where is the Stefan family from?

You can see how Stefan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stefan family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Stefan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1841 there were 9 Stefan families living in Aberdeenshire. This was about 82% of all the recorded Stefan's in Scotland. Aberdeenshire had the highest population of Stefan families in 1841.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Stefan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Stefan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stefan. 19% of Stefan men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Stefan women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stefan were Baker and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Baker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    16%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Stefan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stefan 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Stefan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Stefan. For the veterans among your Stefan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stefan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Stefan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Stefan in 1941 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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