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Shoff Family History

Shoff Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Schoff .

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


Similar surnames: Sheff, Skoff, Shaff, Shuff, Shiff, Shoaf, Sholl, Shoun, Koff, Shonk

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Where is the Shoff family from?

You can see how Shoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shoff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shoff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Shoff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 56% of all the recorded Shoff's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Shoff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Shoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Shoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Shoff. 24% of Shoff men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Shoff women worked as a Cigar Maker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shoff were Truck Driver and Operator. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cigar Maker
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Operator
    8%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Shoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shoff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 690 immigration records available for the last name Shoff. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Shoff. For the veterans among your Shoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shoff lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Shoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Shoff in 1953 was 53, and 75 in 2004.

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