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Koff Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the nineteenth letter in the Hebrew alphabet. Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name for a merchant or trader, from German Kauf ‘purchase’. Americanized spelling of German Kauf, an occupational name for a trader, Old High German koufo. Compare Low German Koop.

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


Similar surnames: Hoff, Kopf, Korf, Boff, Skoff, Off, Eoff, Reff, Loff, Siff

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Where is the Koff family from?

You can see how Koff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Koff families living in Ontario. This was about 57% of all the recorded Koff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Koff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koff. 35% of Koff men worked as a Salesman and 29% of Koff women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koff were Laborer and Teacher.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    35%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    6%
  • Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    29%
  • Housewife
    29%
  • Bookkeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Koff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koff 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Koff. 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 891 military records available for the last name Koff. For the veterans among your Koff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koff lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Koff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Koff in 1959 was 49, and 90 in 2004.

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