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Haaf Name Meaning

North German: variant of Haff. South German: metonymic occupational name for a potter, from Middle High German hafen ‘pot’. Swedish: topographic name, an altered spelling of hav ‘sea’, ‘ocean’, or an adoption of the North German name (see 1 above).

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


Similar surnames: Haag, Haar, Haas, Hanf, Haff, Raak, Hamm, Laas, Hau, Hall

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Where is the Haaf family from?

You can see how Haaf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haaf family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Haaf families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 22 Haaf families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Haaf's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Haaf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haaf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haaf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haaf. 35% of Haaf men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Haaf women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haaf were Salesman and Shipping Clerk.

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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
    35%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    43%
  • Waitress
    29%
  • Shipping Clerk
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Haaf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haaf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 703 immigration records available for the last name Haaf. 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 995 military records available for the last name Haaf. For the veterans among your Haaf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haaf lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Haaf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Haaf in 1964 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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