Huff Family History

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Huff Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a spur of a hill, Old English hoh (literally, ‘heel’). German: from the Germanic personal name Hufo, a short form of a compound name formed with hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ as the first element.

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

Similar surnames: Buff, Hoff, Huck, Cuff, Puff, Duff, Boff, Huffer, Tuft, Hauff

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Huff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Huff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Huff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Huff Family Origin

Where is the Huff family from?

Huff Family Occupations

What did your Huff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Huff occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Huff's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Huff family was Dressmaker. Labourer, Boot Maker and Barge Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Huff.

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  • Labourer

  • Boot Maker

  • Barge Builder

  • Dressmaker


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

Huff Historical Records

What Huff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 223,000 census records available for the last name Huff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huff 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Huff. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Huff. For the veterans among your Huff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Huff Life Expectancy

What is the average Huff lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Huff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Huff in 1941 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Huff 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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