Knaff Family History

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Knaff Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: perhaps, as Debrabandere suggests, from a Low German form of Knapp 2.

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


Similar surnames: Naff, Knauf, Neff, Haff, Knapp, Knabe, Koff, Paff, Kast, Pfaff

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Knaff Family Origin

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Knaff Family Occupations

What did your Knaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Asst Sports Groryods Man and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Knaff. 10% of Knaff men worked as an Asst Sports Groryods Man and 70% of Knaff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Knaff were Chauffeur and Unpd Dom Duty

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Asst Sports Groryods Man
    10%
  • Calender Chargehand Rubb
    10%
  • Canteen Operator
    10%
  • Chauffeur
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Incapacitated Through Illners
    10%
  • Telephone Operator
    10%
  • Unpd Dom Duty
    10%

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

Knaff Historical Records

What Knaff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Knaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Knaff 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 364 immigration records available for the last name Knaff. 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 300 military records available for the last name Knaff. For the veterans among your Knaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Knaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Knaff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Knaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Knaff in 1963 was 62, and 74 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knaff

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