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Acuff Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of northern English Aculf, from an Old Norse personal name Agúlfr ‘terror wolf’. Probably also of German origin: an Americanized form of Eckhoff or Eickhoff.

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

Similar surnames: Cuff, Aliff, Huff, Buff, Pluff, Puff, Luff, Alff, Tuft, Boff

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Where is the Acuff family from?

You can see how Acuff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Acuff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Acuff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 23 Acuff families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Acuff's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Acuff families in 1840.
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What did your Acuff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Acuff. 25% of Acuff men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Acuff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Acuff were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

There are 409 immigration records available for the last name Acuff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Acuff. For the veterans among your Acuff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Acuff lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Acuff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Acuff in 1949 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

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