Graff Name Meaning

German (also Gräff), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Graf. English: metonymic occupational name for a clerk or scribe, from Anglo-Norman French grafe ‘quill’, ‘pen’ (a derivative of grafer ‘to write’, Late Latin grafare, from Greek graphein).

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


Similar surnames: Gaff, Graf, Griff, Grass, Grau, Raff, Graef, Greif, Grafe, Greff

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Graff Family Origin

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Graff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Graff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Graff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graff. A less common occupation for the Graff family was Carpenter.

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Graff Historical Records

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Graff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Graff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Graff in 1943 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Graff

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