Gaff Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for someone who made or used iron hooks or crooks, Old French, Middle English gaffe. German: from a derivative of the stem geb- (see Gaffke).

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

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Gaff Family Origin

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Gaff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gaff. A less common occupation for the Gaff family was Keeping House. The most common Gaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Gaff's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Gaff | Data not to scale

Gaff Historical Records

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Gaff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Gaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Gaff in 1956 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaff

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