Jaffe Family History

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Jaffe Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Hebrew yafe ‘beautiful’, ‘pleasant’, a surname recorded in Prague as early as the 16th century.

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


Similar surnames: Joffe, Yaffe, Ioffe, Jaffee, Yaffee, Jaffa, Yoffe, Saffer, Roffe

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Jaffe Family Origin

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Jaffe Family Occupations

What did your Jaffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Jaffe family was Store Keeper. Cheese Maker and Cigar Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Jaffe. The most common Jaffe occupation in the USA was Cheese Maker. 33% of Jaffe's were Cheese Makers.

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  • Cheese Maker

    33%
  • Cigar Dealer

    33%
  • Store Keeper

    33%

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

Jaffe Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Jaffe Life Expectancy

What is the average Jaffe lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jaffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jaffe in 1948 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jaffe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jaffe 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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