Haff Family History

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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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Haff Family Origin

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Haff Family Occupations

What did your Haff ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Haff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Haff Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Haff Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Haff 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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