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Haff Name Meaning

dialect variant of Hoff ‘farm’. from Middle Low German haf ‘sea’, ‘lagoon’, most likely denoting someone living by one of the lagoons on the Baltic coast, German Haff.

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

Similar surnames: Haaf, Hoff, Raff, Naff, Hauff, Paff, Hanf, Haft, Gaff, Hahn

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Where is the Haff family from?

You can see how Haff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Haff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Haff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 34 Haff families living in New York. This was about 58% of all the recorded Haff's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Haff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Haff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Haff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Haff. 16% of Haff men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Haff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Haff were Carpenter and Teacher.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Haff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Haff 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Haff. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Haff. For the veterans among your Haff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Haff lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Haff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Haff in 1951 was 28, and 64 in 2004.

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