Graff Family History

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Graff Name Meaning

German (also Gräff), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Graf. English: metonymic occupational name for a clerk or scribe, from Anglo-Norman French grafe ‘quill’, ‘pen’ (a derivative of grafer ‘to write’, Late Latin grafare, from Greek graphein).

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


Similar surnames: Gaff, Graf, Griff, Grass, Grau, Raff, Graef, Greif, Grafe, Greff

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Graff Family Origin

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Graff Family Occupations

What did your Graff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Civil Servant Ministry Of Labou National Service Dept and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Graff. 4% of Graff men worked as a Civil Servant Ministry Of Labou National Service Dept and 46% of Graff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Graff were Motor Engineer Retired and Button Hole Land

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Civil Servant Ministry Of Labou National Service Dept
    4%
  • Gents Tailor
    4%
  • Motor Driver
    4%
  • Motor Engineer Retired
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    46%
  • Governess(retired)
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Button Hole Land
    2%

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

Graff Historical Records

What Graff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Graff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Graff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Graff

Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Graff. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Graff. For the veterans among your Graff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Graff Life Expectancy

What is the average Graff lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Graff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Graff in 1943 was 41, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Graff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Graff 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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