Staffort

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Staffort is an old German village between Karlsruhe and Bruchsal - since 1975 the village is part of the town Stutensee which was created by joining together with Blankenloch, Friedrichstal and Spöck. Stutensee-Staffort has roughly 2000 inhabitants (2011).

Coat of Arms of Staffort
Protestant Church at Staffort

History[edit]

Staffort means "constant ford" (stete Furt) - the location was the only feasible place to cross the Pfinz River, and so was strategically important in the wider region already on ancient times. Excavations and artifacts that were discovered evidence a settlement existing near by the Pfinz 25 AD. The first mention of Staffort occurred in 1110 when the Emperor Heinrich V. named the village Stafphort in an official document.

People[edit]

Timber framing houses at Staffort

In the municipal book out of 1837 the following existing family names are mentioned: Amolsch, Brauch, Beideck, Dürr, Enderlin, Ernst, Gamer, Glaser, Hager, Hauck, Hauth, Hecht, Heidt, Kohler, Malsch, Maier, Mezger, Nagel, Oberacker, Raupp, Stahl, Stober, Schilling, Scholl, Schoppinger, Sickinger, Süß, Waidmann, Winnes.

During the 18th and 19th centuries nearly 100 inhabitants left the village to relocate in America, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, Jutland, Prussia, Russia, Serbia and Styria.

External links[edit]

Literature[edit]

  • Wilhelm Hauck: Staffort - Schloß und Dorf an der steten Furt (Ortschronik). Gemeinde Stutensee 1993 [1]
  • Manfred G. Raupp: Ortsfamilienbuch Staffort, Herausgeber Stadt Stutensee, Verlag Gesowip Basel 2010, ISBN 978-3-906129-64-8 [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilhelm Hauck im Stadtwiki Karlsruhe
  2. ^ Manfred G. Raupp im Stadtwiki Karlsruhe

Coordinates: 49°05′31″N 8°30′41″E / 49.09194°N 8.51139°E / 49.09194; 8.51139