Stauffacher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stauffacher family

The surname Stauffacher was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society. The name is derived from the Old High German word "stouf," and is an occupational name for a maker or seller of beakers or mugs. The name was also a habitation name adopted from one of the many places so named in Switzerland or Germany.

Early History of the Stauffacher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stauffacher research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1907 and 1944 are included under the topic Early Stauffacher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Stauffacher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Stauffer, Staufer, Staufert, Stouffer, Stover and others.

Early Notables of the Stauffacher family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stauffacher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Stauffacher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stauffacher Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mathias Stauffacher, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Stauffacher (post 1700) +

  • Donald M. Stauffacher, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Wisconsin State Assembly 51st District, 1974


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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