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Kiff Name Meaning

German: topographic name from a Westphalian dialect Kiff ‘outhouse’, ‘tied cottage’, ‘shack’.

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

Similar surnames: Koff, Kimm, Kitz, Zipf, Huff, Haff, Kivi, Puff, Alff, Kirk

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Where is the Kiff family from?

You can see how Kiff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kiff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Kiff families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 11 Kiff families living in Ontario. This was about 85% of all the recorded Kiff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kiff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kiff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kiff. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Kiff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kiff 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Kiff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kiff. For the veterans among your Kiff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kiff lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Kiff in 1953 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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