Boffa Name Meaning

Italian (Piedmont): probably a nickname for a person who suffered from shortness of breath, or was in the habit of breathing rapidly or heavily, from Old Italian boffare ‘to pant’, ‘to puff’.

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


Similar surnames: Beffa, Buffa, Baffa, Boff, Borra, Buff, Borsa, Bolla, Sofia, Boda

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Boffa Family Origin

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Boffa Family Occupations

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  • Fresco Painter

    33%
  • Harp Player

    33%
  • Painter

    33%

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In 1880, Fresco Painter and Harp Player were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Boffa. A less common occupation for the Boffa family was Painter. The most common Boffa occupation in the USA was Fresco Painter. 33% of Boffa's were Fresco Painters.

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Boffa Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Boffa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Boffa in 1952 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Boffa

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