Staff Family History

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Staff Name Meaning

English (mainly Norfolk): from Middle English staf ‘rod’, ‘staff’; a nickname for a tall, thin person, or a metonymic occupational name for anyone who carried a staff of office, a reminder of his right to inflict physical discipline.

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

Similar surnames: Steff, Stoff, Scaff, Stang, Stauff, Stiff, Staffa, Taff, Staal, Gaff

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Staff Family Origin

Where is the Staff family from?

Staff Family Occupations

What did your Staff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Charwoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Staff. The most common Staff occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Staff's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Staff family was General Laborer.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Charwoman

  • General Laborer


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

Staff Historical Records

What Staff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Staff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Staff 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Staff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 49,000 military records available for the last name Staff. For the veterans among your Staff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Staff Life Expectancy

What is the average Staff lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Staff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Staff in 1958 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Staff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Staff 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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