Stouffer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Stouffer family

The surname Stouffer 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 Stouffer family

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

Stouffer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Stouffer family (pre 1700)

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Stouffer Ranking

In the United States, the name Stouffer is the 7,060th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Stouffer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stouffer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Stouffer, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855 [2]

Canada Stouffer migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stouffer Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Stouffer, who settled in Canada in 1831
  • Daniel Stouffer, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Christian Stouffer, who arrived in Canada in 1834

Contemporary Notables of the name Stouffer (post 1700) +

  • Jim Stouffer, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 2008 [3]
  • Henry Stouffer, American politician, Postmaster at Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 1814-20 [3]
  • Caroline J. Stouffer, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972 [3]
  • Bill Stouffer, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Secretary of State of Missouri, 2012 [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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