Boff Name Meaning

English: from Old French boeuf ‘bull’, a nickname for a powerfully built man. In some cases it may have been originally a metonymic occupational name for a herdsman. Compare Bouvier. German (Böff): from the short form of a Germanic personal name with bod- (Old Saxon bodo ‘messenger’), as in Bodo.

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


Similar surnames: Buff, Off, Koff, Bolt, Hoff, Bow, Goff, Boss, Huff, Boot

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Boff Family Origin

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Boff Family Occupations

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  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Sawyer

    9%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Boot Maker

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Boff family was Boot Maker. Carpenter, Sawyer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Boff. The most common Boff occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 9% of Boff's were Carpenters.

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Boff Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Boff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Boff in 1951 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boff

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