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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


Similar surnames: Duff, Acuff, Buff, Huff, Luff, Muff, Cuda, Ruffo, Cuffe, Gaff

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Where is the Cuff family from?

You can see how Cuff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cuff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cuff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Cuff families living in Maryland. This was about 21% of all the recorded Cuff's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Cuff families in 1840.
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What did your Cuff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cuff. 24% of Cuff men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Cuff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cuff were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Maid
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cuff. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Cuff. For the veterans among your Cuff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cuff lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cuff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cuff in 1943 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

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