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Huffman Name Meaning

Altered form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Hoffmann .

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

Similar surnames: Hoffman, Hupman, Human, Burkman, Bullman, Uhlman, Susman, Kauffman

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Where is the Huffman family from?

You can see how Huffman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huffman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Huffman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 529 Huffman families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Huffman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Huffman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Huffman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Huffman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Huffman. 48% of Huffman men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Huffman women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huffman were Farmers Son and Student. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
  • Income
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 209,000 census records available for the last name Huffman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huffman 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Huffman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 43,000 military records available for the last name Huffman. For the veterans among your Huffman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huffman lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Huffman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Huffman in 1940 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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