Jaffa Name Meaning

Jewish: variant of Jaffe.

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

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Jaffa Family Origin

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Jaffa Family Occupations

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  • Merchant

    29%
  • Coal Dealer

    14%
  • Dealer In Furnit.

    14%
  • Gen'L Merchant

    14%

In 1880, 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. The most common Jaffa occupation in the USA was Merchant. 29% of Jaffa's were Merchants.

Source: Census data for Jaffa | Data not to scale

Jaffa Historical Records

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Jaffa Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jaffa

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