Knoff Family History

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Knoff Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Knopf or Knauff.

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

Similar surnames: Knouff, Knopf, Knope, Koff, Naff, Eoff, Knop, Knost, Knoy, Poff

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Knoff Family Origin

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Knoff Family Occupations

What did your Knoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knoff family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Knoff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Knoff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knoff.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Butcher

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Knoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Knoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knoff 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Knoff. 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 807 military records available for the last name Knoff. For the veterans among your Knoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Knoff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Knoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Knoff in 1944 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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