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Jeffs Family History

Jeffs Name Meaning

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

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


Similar surnames: Jeff, Jesus, Jenks, Jeffus, Delfs, Jeans, Bess, Jens, Reff, Juelfs

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Where is the Jeffs family from?

You can see how Jeffs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jeffs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jeffs families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Jeffs families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Jeffs's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Jeffs families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jeffs surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jeffs ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jeffs. 20% of Jeffs men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Jeffs women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jeffs were Clerk and Secretary.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Jeffs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jeffs 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Jeffs. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Jeffs. For the veterans among your Jeffs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jeffs lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Jeffs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jeffs in 1949 was 72, and 74 in 2004.

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