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Cuff Family History

Cuff Name Meaning
English: metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of gloves or a nickname for a wearer of particularly fine gloves, from Middle English cuffe ‘glove’ (of uncertain origin; attested in this sense from the 14th century, with the modern meaning first in the 16th century).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibh, a variant of Mac Duibh ‘son of the black one’ (see Duff).Irish: approximate translation of Gaelic Ó Doirnín (see Dornan).Cornish: nickname from Cornish cuf ‘dear’, ‘kind’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Cuff Families

  • Number of Cuff families
     64 - 125
     22 - 63
     1 - 21
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cuff families
     100 - 197
     34 - 99
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cuff families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cuff Family Origin

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Cuff Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cuff

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Cuff Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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