Shaff Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaaf and Jewish Schaff.

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


Similar surnames: Sheff, Shuff, Shiff, Shoff, Schaff, Shane, Sharf, Shall, Braff, Skoff

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Shaff Family Origin

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Shaff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farming

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shaff. The most common Shaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Shaff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Shaff family was Keeping House.

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Shaff Historical Records

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Shaff Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Shaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Shaff in 1959 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaff

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