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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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Where is the Streff family from?

You can see how Streff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Streff family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Streff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Streff families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Streff's in USA. New York had the highest population of Streff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Streff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Streff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Streff. 33% of Streff men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Streff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Streff were Farm Operator and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    33%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Farm Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    31%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 237 immigration records available for the last name Streff. 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 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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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.

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