Goff Name Meaning

Welsh: nickname for a red-haired person (see Gough). English (of Cornish and Breton origin): occupational name from Cornish and Breton goff ‘smith’ (cognate with Gaelic gobha). The surname is common in East Anglia, where it is of Breton origin, introduced by followers of William the Conqueror. Irish: reduced form of McGoff.

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


Similar surnames: Boff, Loff, Gaff, Off, Groff, Duff, Reff, Koff, Good, Hoff

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Goff Family Origin

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Goff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Servant

    7%
  • Merchant

    4%
  • Baker

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Servant and Merchant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goff. The most common Goff occupation in Canada was Farmer. 32% of Goff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goff family was Baker.

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Goff Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Goff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Goff in 1944 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goff

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