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

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

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Paff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Paff

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