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Hanf Family History

Hanf Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of hemp, Middle High German hanf.

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


Similar surnames: Haaf, Hand, Hans, Pan, Hang, Haff, Mann, Hage, Kan, Rann

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Where is the Hanf family from?

You can see how Hanf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanf family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Hanf families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 53 Hanf families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Hanf's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hanf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanf. 22% of Hanf men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Hanf women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanf were Machinist and Telephone Operator.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    19%
  • Housework
    10%
  • Dressmaker
    7%
  • Telephone Operator
    7%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hanf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanf 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 981 immigration records available for the last name Hanf. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hanf. For the veterans among your Hanf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanf lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hanf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hanf in 1956 was 56, and 83 in 2004.

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