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Taff Name Meaning

English: probably a respelling of Irish Taaffe. In England this name now occurs mainly in South Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Taffe, Staff, Gaff, Tuff, Taft, Raff, Tate, Tuft, Luff, Naff

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Where is the Taff family from?

You can see how Taff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Taff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Taff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Taff families living in New York. This was about 17% of all the recorded Taff's in USA. New York had the highest population of Taff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Taff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Taff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Taff. 27% of Taff men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Taff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Taff were Clerk and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Taff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taff 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 963 immigration records available for the last name Taff. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Taff. For the veterans among your Taff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Taff lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Taff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Taff in 1956 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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