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Luff Family History

Luff Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: variant of Love 1–3. Dutch: from Luffo, a pet form a personal name such as Ludolph.

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


Similar surnames: Cuff, Puff, Huff, Duff, Buff, Luft, Loff, Luk, Cluff, Ruff

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Where is the Luff family from?

You can see how Luff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luff families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 16 Luff families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Luff's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Luff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Luff. 23% of Luff men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Luff women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luff were Carpenter and Saleslady.

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Luff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luff 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 Luff. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Luff. For the veterans among your Luff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Luff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Luff in 1957 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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