Naef Family History

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Naef Name Meaning

Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a wheelwright, from Middle Dutch nave, naef ‘hub’. Variant of Swiss German Näf (see Neff).

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

Similar surnames: Neef, Naff, Nagel, Haaf, Ney, Nast, Reef, Gaff, Naus, Hanf

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Naef Family Origin

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Naef Family Occupations

What did your Naef ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Naef family was Farms. Farmer, Book Keeper and City Agent At Meat Market were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Naef. The most common Naef occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Naef's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Book Keeper

  • City Agent At Meat Market

  • Farms


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

Naef Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Naef. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Naef 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 Naef. 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 428 military records available for the last name Naef. For the veterans among your Naef ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Naef Life Expectancy

What is the average Naef lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Naef life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Naef in 1963 was 76, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Naef 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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