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Wolffe Surname Meaning

English and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Wolf or Wolfe . Americanized form of German Wolf or Wolfe and in some cases also of other surnames meaning ‘wolf’ e.g. Hungarian Farkas and Czech or Slovak Vlk .

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


Similar surnames: Wolfe, Wolff, Woulfe, Wolf, Rolfe, Goffe, Walle, Wollet, Wolfrey

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Where is the Wolffe family from?

You can see how Wolffe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolffe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Wolffe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Wolffe families living in Kent. This was about 24% of all the recorded Wolffe's in United Kingdom. Kent and 1 other county had the highest population of Wolffe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wolffe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wolffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Wolffe. 72% of Wolffe women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    15%
  • Domestic
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wolffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolffe 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 774 immigration records available for the last name Wolffe. 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 368 military records available for the last name Wolffe. For the veterans among your Wolffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolffe lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Wolffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Wolffe in 1964 was 77, and 80 in 2003.

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