History of your Surname
Get access to Murff family records.Start a free trial

Murff Family History

Murff Name Meaning

Possibly an altered spelling of Swiss German Morff, which may be a contracted form of the personal name Morolf.

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


Similar surnames: Puff, Huff, Buff, Mar, Mura, Muri, Luff, Murie, Rueff, Ruoff

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Murff family from?

You can see how Murff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Murff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Murff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Murff families living in Mississippi. This was about 43% of all the recorded Murff's in the USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Murff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Murff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Murff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Murff. 32% of Murff men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Murff women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Murff were Salesman and Cook.

View Census data for Murff | Data not to scale

*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
    32%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    20%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Artist
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Murff family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Murff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Murff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Murff

Passenger Lists

There are 136 immigration records available for the last name Murff. 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.

View all Murff immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Murff. For the veterans among your Murff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Murff military records

You've only scratched the surface of Murff family history.

Discover More

What is the average Murff lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Murff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Murff in 1956 was 55, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Murff

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Murff family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial