Poff Family History

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Poff Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German Paff (see Pfaff).

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

Similar surnames: Paff, Puff, Roff, Eoff, Koff, Polt, Pote, Colf, Alff, Wolff

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Poff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Poff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Poff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Poff Family Origin

Where is the Poff family from?

Poff Family Occupations

What did your Poff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Poff family was Farm Laborer. The most common Poff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Poff's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Poff.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Poff Historical Records

What Poff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Poff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Poff 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 862 immigration records available for the last name Poff. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Poff. For the veterans among your Poff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Poff Life Expectancy

What is the average Poff lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Poff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Poff in 1947 was 48, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Poff 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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