Knaff Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: perhaps, as Debrabandere suggests, from a Low German form of Knapp 2.

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


Similar surnames: Naff, Knauf, Neff, Haff, Knapp, Knabe, Koff, Paff, Kast, Pfaff

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Knaff Family Origin

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Knaff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Blacksmith

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Brush Maker

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Knaff family was Brush Maker. The most common Knaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Knaff's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Knaff.

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Knaff Historical Records

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Knaff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1963 and 2003, Knaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Knaff in 1963 was 62, and 74 in 2003.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Knaff

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