Stiff Family History

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Stiff Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English stif ‘rigid’, ‘inflexible’, hence a nickname for someone who had difficulty in bending. The term was also used in a transferred sense of character (generally in the approving sense ‘resolute’, ‘steadfast’) from the 12th century, and this use may lie behind many examples of the surname.

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

Similar surnames: Steff, Stief, Staff, Still, Stirk, Stoff, Stier, Skiff, Swift, Cliff

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Stiff Family Origin

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Stiff Family Occupations

What did your Stiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Stiff. 3% of Stiff men worked as a General Labourer and 53% of Stiff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stiff were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Retired
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Stiff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Stiff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stiff 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Stiff. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Stiff. For the veterans among your Stiff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stiff Life Expectancy

What is the average Stiff lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Stiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Stiff in 1952 was 59, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stiff

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