Taff Family History

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Taff Name Meaning

English: probably a respelling of Irish Taaffe. In England this name now occurs mainly in South Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Taffe, Staff, Gaff, Tuff, Taft, Raff, Tate, Tuft, Luff, Naff

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Taff Family Origin

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Taff Family Occupations

What did your Taff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Taff family was Baker. Labourer General, Upholsterer and Assistant Surveyor To Islington Vestry were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Taff. The most common Taff occupation in the UK was Labourer General. 7% of Taff's were Labourer Generals.

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  • Labourer General

  • Upholsterer

  • Assistant Surveyor To Islington Vestry

  • Baker


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

Taff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Taff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Taff 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 963 immigration records available for the last name Taff. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Taff. For the veterans among your Taff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Taff Life Expectancy

What is the average Taff lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Taff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Taff in 1956 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Taff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Taff 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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