Murff Family History

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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

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Murff Family Origin

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Murff Family Occupations

What did your Murff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Murff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 72% of Murff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Murff family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Murff.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Murff Historical Records

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Census Record

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.

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Passenger List

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.

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Draft Card

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.

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Murff Life Expectancy

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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Murff 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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