Alf Name Meaning

North German: from a reduced form of Adolf. Scandinavian: from the personal name Alf, a short form of any of several personal names formed with alf ‘elf’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Alff, Alm, Ale, Ahlf, Palm, Al, Ali, Alt, Alix, Aldi

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Alf Family Origin

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Alf Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Alf. 32% of Alf men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Alf women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Alf were Manager and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady

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

Alf Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Alf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 746 military records available for the last name Alf. For the veterans among your Alf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alf Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Alf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Alf in 1953 was 32, and 84 in 2004.

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