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Ziff Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Siff.

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

Similar surnames: Riff, Siff, Liff, Zeff, Koff, Lief, Reiff, Zinn, Poff, Ruff

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Where is the Ziff family from?

You can see how Ziff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ziff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Ziff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Ziff families living in Illinois. This was about 34% of all the recorded Ziff's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Ziff families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ziff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ziff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ziff. 31% of Ziff men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Ziff women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ziff were Laborer and Saleswoman.

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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

  • Salesman
  • Manager
  • Truck Driver
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
  • Clerk
  • Salesgirl
  • Saleswoman
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Ziff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ziff 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 867 immigration records available for the last name Ziff. 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 Ziff. For the veterans among your Ziff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ziff lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ziff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Ziff in 1952 was 50, and 81 in 2004.

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