Duff Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibh (‘descendant of Dubh’), Mac Giolla Duibh (‘son of the servant of Dubh’), or a short form of Duffin 2 (County Wexford), MacElduff (County Tyrone; see Kilduff), Mac Duibh, and Duffy, all of which are formed from personal names containing the element dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ (widely used as a nickname or byname for a dark-haired man or man of dark temperament and as an element of personal names).

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


Similar surnames: Duffy, Cuff, Huff, Luff, Buff, Duke, Puff, Ruffo, Duffer, Duer

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Duff Family Origin

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Duff Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Annuitant

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Duff family was Annuitant. Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Duff. The most common Duff occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Duff's were Labourers.

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Duff Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Duff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Duff in 1942 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Duff

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