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DreamWalker
Monday, January 31st, 2005, 09:12 AM
Most likely to originate from anyway. Or could they come from anywhere in Germany? I ask because I have an ancestor who came from Germany in 1880 with his parents at the age of 2, but we can find no record of their previous home.

Or maybe some one could post a link if one exists. Thanks in advance for any help.

Zyklop
Monday, January 31st, 2005, 03:15 PM
Could be anywhere.

DreamWalker
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005, 09:30 PM
Thanks Zyklop.

There were just the 2 German ports that immigrants to the USA left from, Bremerhaven and Hamburg, both of which kept very complete records. So his parents must have left from elsewhere in Europe or had a need to use a false name :confused:

The search continues.

k0nsl
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005, 10:54 PM
I don't know if this can be of any help but who knows:

The John W. Staab and Susanne Brixler-Staab Genealogy Page:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/a/John-W-Staab/

-k0nsl

DreamWalker
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 11:47 PM
I don't know if this can be of any help but who knows:

The John W. Staab and Susanne Brixler-Staab Genealogy Page:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/t/a/John-W-Staab/

-k0nsl

Thanks k0nsl :icon_smil

Definitely some help, I have forwarded it to my cousin's daughter who does most of that family's branch of research.

What I did notice looking at the links is that most of them do come from Bavaria, although they do not not look Bavarian, or at least how I envision Bavarians as looking. My ancestor for instance is quite slim, and I think of Bavarians as being very stocky and robust. Although the one Bavarian area many come from is in the extreme NW, bordering on Hesse (Hessen?) so their type may not be typical of the rest of the State.

Gardisten
Monday, July 13th, 2009, 05:42 PM
Thanks k0nsl :icon_smil

Definitely some help, I have forwarded it to my cousin's daughter who does most of that family's branch of research.

What I did notice looking at the links is that most of them do come from Bavaria, although they do not not look Bavarian, or at least how I envision Bavarians as looking. My ancestor for instance is quite slim, and I think of Bavarians as being very stocky and robust. Although the one Bavarian area many come from is in the extreme NW, bordering on Hesse (Hessen?) so their type may not be typical of the rest of the State.

It's been a while, so you may have been able to solve the problem, but in case it may be of interest one way to get a general sense in my opinion would be use the German war graves database. Many of the SECOND World War entries include the soldier's birthplace; a search of the surname "Staab" gets 207 hit, of which about 1/2 to 2/3 are from WW2.

http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche/content_suche.asp

Holsatia
Monday, July 13th, 2009, 05:59 PM
Thanks k0nsl :icon_smil

Definitely some help, I have forwarded it to my cousin's daughter who does most of that family's branch of research.

What I did notice looking at the links is that most of them do come from Bavaria, although they do not not look Bavarian, or at least how I envision Bavarians as looking. My ancestor for instance is quite slim, and I think of Bavarians as being very stocky and robust. Although the one Bavarian area many come from is in the extreme NW, bordering on Hesse (Hessen?) so their type may not be typical of the rest of the State.

The Area which you mean is Franken, which is a part of the state Bavaria but the people there are seeing themselves as Franken and not as Bavarian.

In Germany 2664 people have the surname Staab, most of them live in Bavaria, followed by Berlin.

http://nachname.gofeminin.de/w/nachnamen/nachname-staab.html

Aptrgangr
Monday, July 13th, 2009, 06:03 PM
Staab clearly is a name that origins from southern Hessen.
http://nachname.gofeminin.de/w/nachnamen/nachname-staab.html (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnachname .gofeminin.de%2Fw%2Fnachnamen%2Fnachname-staab.html)

http://www.ahnen-und-wappen.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=5709 (http://forums.skadi.net/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ahne n-und-wappen.de%2Fforum%2Findex.php%3Fpage%3DT hread%26threadID%3D5709)

@ Holsatia: Hier unten sieht man zum Beispiel, dass mehr als 5 % der Deutschen mit dem Nachnamen Staab (http://nachname.gofeminin.de/w/nachnamen/nachname-staab.html) in Bayern (http://nachname.gofeminin.de/w/nachnamen/236-bayern/haeufigste-nachnamen.html) leben.

teutonicscult
Friday, November 20th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Best is to chexk the site www.verwandt.de where you can get to see a map of germany and the concentrations of the occuring surnames.