Wolff Family History

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Wolff Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant spelling of Wolf.

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

Similar surnames: Wolf, Wulff, Wolfe, Wolffe, Koff, Wulf, Alff, Woll, Soloff, Houff

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Wolff Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wolff name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wolff. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Wolff Family Origin

Where is the Wolff family from?

Wolff Family Occupations

What did your Wolff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wolff family was Tailor. The most common Wolff occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 3% of Wolff's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Income From Dividends and Pianoforte Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolff.

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  • Annuitant

  • Income From Dividends

  • Pianoforte Maker

  • Tailor


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

Wolff Historical Records

What Wolff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Wolff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolffcensus 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 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolff. 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 46,000 military records available for the last name Wolff. For the veterans among your Wolff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolff Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolff lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Wolff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wolff in 1944 was 48, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolff 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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