Jeff Family History

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Jeff Name Meaning

English: from a short form of the personal name Jeffrey.

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

Similar surnames: Jeffs, Reff, Neff, Steff, Leaf, Boff, Huff, Luff, Jean, Reiff

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Jeff Family Origin

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Jeff Family Occupations

What did your Jeff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeff. A less common occupation for the Jeff family was Keeping House. The most common Jeff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Jeff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Jeff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Jeff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jeff 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 861 immigration records available for the last name Jeff. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Jeff. For the veterans among your Jeff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jeff Life Expectancy

What is the average Jeff lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Jeff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Jeff in 1958 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jeff 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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