Paff Family History

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Paff Name Meaning

Probably a variant of German Pfaff. However, Paffen is recorded as a variant of North German Pape.

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

Similar surnames: Naff, Pfaff, Raff, Haff, Poff, Papa, Roff, Puff, Alff, Pax

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Paff Family Origin

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Paff Family Occupations

What did your Paff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paff. A less common occupation for the Paff family was Carpenter. The most common Paff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Paff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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

Paff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Paff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paff 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 738 immigration records available for the last name Paff. 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 Paff. For the veterans among your Paff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paff Life Expectancy

What is the average Paff lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Paff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Paff in 1953 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paff 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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