Alf Name Meaning

North German: from a reduced form of Adolf. Scandinavian: from the personal name Alf, a short form of any of several personal names formed with alf ‘elf’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Alff, Alm, Ale, Ahlf, Palm, Al, Ali, Alt, Alix, Aldi

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Alf Family Origin

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Alf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Baker

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    4%

In 1880, the most common Alf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Alf's were Farmers. Farmer, Baker and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alf. A less common occupation for the Alf family was Boot & Shoe Maker.

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Alf Historical Records

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Alf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Alf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Alf in 1953 was 32, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alf

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