Cheff Family History

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Cheff Name Meaning

Probably a respelling of French Chef, from Old French chef ‘head’. See also Cap.

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

Similar surnames: Chieffo, Cerf, Chene, Chew, Greff, Achuff, Sheaff, Che, Cliff, Chern

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Cheff Family Origin

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Cheff Family Occupations

What did your Cheff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cheff occupation in the USA was Works In Shingle Mill. 100% of Cheff's were Works In Shingle Mills.

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  • Works In Shingle Mill


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cheff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cheff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 162 immigration records available for the last name Cheff. 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 Card

There are 157 military records available for the last name Cheff. For the veterans among your Cheff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cheff Life Expectancy

What is the average Cheff lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Cheff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Cheff in 1964 was 73, and 84 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cheff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cheff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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