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Baffa Name Meaning

Italian: perhaps a nickname from baffo ‘moustache’ with the feminine -a ending.

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


Similar surnames: Boffa, Barba, Basa, Barra, Moffa, Beffa, Bala, Basta, Balfe, Baima

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Where is the Baffa family from?

You can see how Baffa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Baffa family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Baffa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 23 Baffa families living in New York. This was about 40% of all the recorded Baffa's in USA. New York had the highest population of Baffa families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Baffa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Baffa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, New Worker and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Baffa. 27% of Baffa men worked as a New Worker and 25% of Baffa women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Baffa were Bartender 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

  • New Worker
    27%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Bartender
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Baffa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Baffa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 667 immigration records available for the last name Baffa. 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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Draft Cards

There are 241 military records available for the last name Baffa. For the veterans among your Baffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Baffa lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Baffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Baffa in 1956 was 51, and 68 in 2004.

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