Knaff Family History

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Knaff Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: perhaps, as Debrabandere suggests, from a Low German form of Knapp 2.

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

Similar surnames: Naff, Knauf, Neff, Haff, Knapp, Knabe, Koff, Paff, Kast, Pfaff

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Knaff Family Origin

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Knaff Family Occupations

What did your Knaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knaff. A less common occupation for the Knaff family was Brush Maker. The most common Knaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Knaff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Keeping House

  • Brush Maker


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

Knaff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Knaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knaff 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 364 immigration records available for the last name Knaff. 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 300 military records available for the last name Knaff. For the veterans among your Knaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Knaff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Knaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Knaff in 1963 was 62, and 74 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Knaff 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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