Jaffa Family History

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Jaffa Name Meaning

Jewish: variant of Jaffe.

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

Similar surnames: Joffe, Yaffe, Jaffee, Jaffe, Jafri, Taffe, Jacka, Naff, Haff, Kafka

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Jaffa Family Origin

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Jaffa Family Occupations

What did your Jaffa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jaffa. 10% of Jaffa men worked as a Tailor and 42% of Jaffa women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaffa were Cabinet Maker and Barmaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor
  • Booking Clerk
  • Boot Repairer
  • Cabinet Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Tailoress
  • Barmaid

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

Jaffa Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Jaffa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaffa 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 958 immigration records available for the last name Jaffa. 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 715 military records available for the last name Jaffa. For the veterans among your Jaffa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jaffa Life Expectancy

What is the average Jaffa lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Jaffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Jaffa in 1952 was 46, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jaffa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jaffa 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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