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Volf Family History

Volf Name Meaning

Czech Slovenian Croatian Slovak and Hungarian: from German Wolf 1 which was often used as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames or surnames. Compare Bolf . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wolf

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Wolf, Rolf, Volk, Nolf, Voll, Volz, Bolf, Colf, Vold, Bold

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Where is the Volf family from?

You can see how Volf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Volf family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Volf families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Volf families living in Minnesota. This was about 44% of all the recorded Volf's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Volf families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Volf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Volf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Volf. 38% of Volf men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Volf women worked as a Clerk. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labor
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Volf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Volf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 668 immigration records available for the last name Volf. 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 Cards

There are 366 military records available for the last name Volf. For the veterans among your Volf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Volf lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Volf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Volf in 1956 was 59, and 92 in 2004.

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