Neff Family History

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Neff Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application, rather like cousin in English), hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. Dutch: variant of Neve, cognate with 1. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’. Reduced form of Irish McNeff (see McNiff).

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

Similar surnames: Reff, Ney, Neef, Naff, Reiff, Neve, Netz, Off, Neal, Reif

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Neff Family Origin

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Neff Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Neff.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Neff Historical Records

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Passenger List

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Neff Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Neff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Neff in 1940 was 56, and 78 in 2004.

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