Cuff Family History

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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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Cuff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cuff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cuff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Cuff Family Origin

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Cuff Family Occupations

What did your Cuff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cuff. The most common Cuff occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Cuff's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cuff family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Cuff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Cuff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cuff 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 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 Card

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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Cuff Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cuff 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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