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Huff Family History

Huff Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spur of a hill, Old English hoh (literally, ‘heel’). German: from the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ as the first element.

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


Similar surnames: Buff, Hoff, Huck, Cuff, Puff, Duff, Boff, Huffer, Tuft, Hauff

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Where is the Huff family from?

You can see how Huff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 105 Huff families living in Ohio. This was about 14% of all the recorded Huff's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Huff families in 1840.
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What did your Huff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Huff. 19% of Huff men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Huff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huff were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Census Records

There are 223,000 census records available for the last name Huff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huff 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Huff. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Huff. For the veterans among your Huff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huff lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Huff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Huff in 1941 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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