Cuff Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker and seller of gloves or a nickname for a wearer of particularly fine gloves, from Middle English cuffe ‘glove’ (of uncertain origin; attested in this sense from the 14th century, with the modern meaning first in the 16th century). Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhuibh, a variant of Mac Duibh ‘son of the black one’ (see Duff). Irish: approximate translation of Gaelic Ó Doirnín (see Dornan). Cornish: nickname from Cornish cuf ‘dear’, ‘kind’.

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


Similar surnames: Duff, Acuff, Buff, Huff, Luff, Muff, Cuda, Ruffo, Cuffe, Gaff

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Cuff Family Origin

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Cuff Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    8%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Baker

    2%

In 1881, the most common Cuff occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 8% of Cuff's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Cuff family was Baker. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cuff.

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Cuff Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Cuff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Cuff in 1943 was 49, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cuff

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