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

Where is the Graff family from?

Graff Family Occupations

What did your Graff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Brass Turner and Chief Draughtsman Controller Of The Navy Depart Superannuated were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Graff. The most common Graff occupation in the UK was Baker. 15% of Graff's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Graff family was Commission Agent.

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  • Baker

  • Brass Turner

  • Chief Draughtsman Controller Of The Navy Depart Superannuated

  • Commission Agent


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Graff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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.

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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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