Raff Family History

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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

What did your Raff ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Fisherman

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%
  • Coachman

    10%
  • Draper

    10%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Raff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Raff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Raff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Raff 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Raff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Raff. For the veterans among your Raff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Raff Life Expectancy

What is the average Raff lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Raff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Raff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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