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The German name Stoffel, was formed from the given name Steffen, which comes from the Greek "Stephanos," meaning "crown." Versions of this name are numerous throughout Christian Europe due to the martyr St. Steven.

Stoffel Early Origins



The surname Stoffel was first found in Prussia, where the name gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging feudal society that would shape Europe. It later became more prominent as many branches of the house migrated and acquired foreign estates, some in such distant lands as Utrecht in Holland. Members of this family constantly improved their social status through their great contributions to society.

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Stoffel Spelling Variations


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Stoffel Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Stoffel include Steffens, Stefens, Steven, Stefan, Steffan, Steffe, Steffen, Stephan, Stoffen, Steffl, Steffensen, Stephansen, Stilfens, Stilphen, Stilphens and many more.

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Stoffel Early History


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Stoffel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stoffel research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1616, 1773, 1811, 1832, 1842, 1845, and 1859 are included under the topic Early Stoffel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Stoffel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Stoffel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the family name Stoffel during this time period were Johann Steffens (1560-1616), a German composer, who wrote German madrigals and dance-songs, as well as sacred and instrumental pieces. Also notable was Henrik Steffens (1773-1845), a German author-philosopher of Norwegian extraction, who moved to Germany after his...

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stoffel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The state of Prussia was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Stoffels to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Stoffel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Stoffel, who landed in New York in 1709
  • Joh Michael Stoffel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • J Henry Stoffel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Michael Stoffel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763
  • Henry Stoffel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Stoffel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Stoffel, who landed in Maryland in 1822
  • John Stoffel, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Louis Stoffel, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1857
  • Johann Stoffel, who arrived in South America in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoffel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Stoffel (post 1700)



  • Dale C. Stoffel (1961-2004), American businessman and arms dealer who was killed in an ambush in Taji, Iraq
  • Josy Stoffel (1928-1948), retired Luxembourg gymnast who competed at the 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 Olympic Summer Games
  • Michel Stoffel (1903-1963), Luxembourg artist and author

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Stoffel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stoffel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 10 October 2014 at 07:49.

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