Jaffe Family History

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Jaffe Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Hebrew yafe ‘beautiful’, ‘pleasant’, a surname recorded in Prague as early as the 16th century.

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

Similar surnames: Joffe, Yaffe, Ioffe, Jaffee, Yaffee, Jaffa, Yoffe, Saffer, Roffe

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Jaffe Family Origin

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Jaffe Family Occupations

What did your Jaffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fur Merchant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Jaffe. 17% of Jaffe men worked as a Fur Merchant and 79% of Jaffe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaffe were Medical Practitioner and Domestic Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fur Merchant
  • General Labourer
  • Traveller
  • Medical Practitioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Dressmaker
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Worker

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

Jaffe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Jaffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaffe 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Jaffe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Jaffe. For the veterans among your Jaffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jaffe Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Jaffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Jaffe in 1948 was 51, and 83 in 2004.

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