Neff Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, rather like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. Dutch: variant of Neve, cognate with 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’. Reduced form of Irish McNeff (see McNiff).

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

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Neff Family Origin

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Neff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Neff family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Neff. The most common Neff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Neff's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Neff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Neff in 1940 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Neff

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