Pfaff Name Meaning

South German: nickname from Middle High German pfaffe ‘cleric’. Compare Pape.

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


Similar surnames: Paff, Pfab, Pfau, Pfarr, Pfahl, Raff, Plate, Prast, Haff, Teaff

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Pfaff Family Origin

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Pfaff Family Occupations

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  • Clockmaker

    25%
  • Musician

    25%
  • Accountant

    13%
  • German Lloyd Insurance Surveyor

    13%

In 1881, Clockmaker, Musician and Accountant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pfaff. The most common Pfaff occupation in the UK was Clockmaker. 25% of Pfaff's were Clockmakers. A less common occupation for the Pfaff family was German Lloyd Insurance Surveyor.

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Pfaff Historical Records

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Pfaff Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Pfaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Pfaff in 1946 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pfaff

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