When John Stauffer was born about 1806, in Salford Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Harley Stauffer, was 43 and his mother, Mary Dettra, was 37. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Rachel Ott-Miller.
occupational name for a maker or seller of beakers or mugs, from an agent derivative of Middle High German stouf ‘beaker, stoup’.
habitational name for someone from any of various minor places called with this word, for example Stauf, Staufen; the reference is to hills thought to resemble a beaker in shape. Compare Stouffer .