Raff Name Meaning

German: nickname for a tall thin man, from Middle High German rave ‘lath’. German: from a personal name, Raffo, as yet unexplained. English: variant of Ralph.

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


Similar surnames: Reff, Ramm, Riff, Graff, Naff, Gaff, Haff, Ratz, Hauff, Raak

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Raff Family Origin

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Raff Family Occupations

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  • Fisherman

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%
  • Coachman

    10%
  • Draper

    10%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Raff family was Draper. The most common Raff occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 20% of Raff's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Labourer and Coachman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Raff.

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Raff Historical Records

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Raff Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Raff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Raff in 1947 was 40, and 88 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raff

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