Pfaff Family History

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Pfaff Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German pfaffe ‘cleric’. Compare Pape.

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

Similar surnames: Paff, Pfab, Pfau, Pfarr, Pfahl, Raff, Plate, Prast, Haff, Teaff

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Pfaff Family Origin

Where is the Pfaff family from?

Pfaff Family Occupations

What did your Pfaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfaff. The most common Pfaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Pfaff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Pfaff family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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

Pfaff Historical Records

What Pfaff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Pfaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pfaff 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Pfaff. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Pfaff. For the veterans among your Pfaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pfaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Pfaff lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Pfaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pfaff in 1946 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pfaff 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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