Raff Name Meaning

German: nickname for a tall thin man, from Middle High German rave ‘lath’. German: from a personal name, Raffo, as yet unexplained. English: variant of Ralph.

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

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Raff Family Origin

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Raff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Blacksmith

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Butcher

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Raff family was Butcher. The most common Raff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Raff's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raff.

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Raff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1947 and 2004, Raff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raff in 1947 was 40, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raff

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