Ziff Family History

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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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Ziff Family Origin

Where is the Ziff family from?

Ziff Family Occupations

What did your Ziff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ziff family was Washing. The most common Ziff occupation in the USA was Cigar Manufacturer. 25% of Ziff's were Cigar Manufacturers. Cigar Manufacturer, Farmer and Store Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ziff.

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  • Cigar Manufacturer

  • Farmer

  • Store Keeper

  • Washing


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

Ziff Historical Records

What Ziff family records will you find?

Census Record

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.

Search 1940's US census records for Ziff

Passenger List

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 Card

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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Ziff Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ziff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ziff 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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