Jaffa Family History

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Jaffa Name Meaning

Jewish: variant of Jaffe.

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


Similar surnames: Joffe, Yaffe, Jaffee, Jaffe, Jafri, Taffe, Jacka, Naff, Haff, Kafka

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Jaffa Family Origin

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Jaffa Family Occupations

What did your Jaffa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jaffa occupation in the USA was Merchant. 29% of Jaffa's were Merchants. Merchant, Coal Dealer and Dealer In Furnit. were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jaffa. A less common occupation for the Jaffa family was Gen'L Merchant.

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  • Merchant

    29%
  • Coal Dealer

    14%
  • Dealer In Furnit.

    14%
  • Gen'L Merchant

    14%

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

Jaffa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jaffa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaffa 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Jaffa. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jaffa. For the veterans among your Jaffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jaffa Life Expectancy

What is the average Jaffa lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Jaffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jaffa in 1952 was 46, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jaffa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jaffa 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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