The surname Storfer 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.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Benedict Staufer, who came to Allegheny County in 1840; Christoph Stauffer, who came to Philadelphia in 1737; Heinrich Stauffer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749.