Tarnoff Family History

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Tarnoff Name Meaning

Jewish (American): shortened form of eastern Ashkenazic Tarnowski or Tarnovski, habitational name for someone either from Tarnów in southern Poland or from the village of Tarnovo in Belarus.

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

Similar surnames: Danoff, Sarnoff, Turoff, Orloff, Tarlow, Boroff, Arnold, Sadoff

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Tarnoff Family Origin

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Tarnoff Family Occupations

What did your Tarnoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tarnoff. 42% of Tarnoff men worked as a Clerk and 43% of Tarnoff women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tarnoff were Musician and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Painter
  • Musician

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Salesman
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tarnoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 479 census records available for the last name Tarnoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarnoff 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 246 immigration records available for the last name Tarnoff. 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 181 military records available for the last name Tarnoff. For the veterans among your Tarnoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tarnoff Life Expectancy

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Tarnoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Tarnoff in 1954 was 50, and 50 in 2004.

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