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Wolff Name Meaning

German Danish English and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wolf . Germanized or Americanized form of various other surnames meaning ‘wolf’ e.g. Hungarian Farkas Czech and Slovak Vlk Slovenian and other Slavic Volk Vovk and Vuk (see Wolf ).

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


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

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Where is the Wolff family from?

You can see how Wolff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 241 Wolff families living in London. This was about 54% of all the recorded Wolff's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wolff families in 1891.
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What did your Wolff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commercial Traveller and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Wolff. 11% of Wolff men worked as a Commercial Traveller and 58% of Wolff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolff were Taxi Driver and Incapacitated. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Commercial Traveller
    11%
  • Private Means
    11%
  • Retired
    11%
  • Taxi Driver
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Domestic Servant
    6%
  • Private Means
    6%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
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Census Records

There are 109,000 census records available for the last name Wolff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolff 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 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 Cards

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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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.

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