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Korf Family History

Korf Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker, from Low German Korf ‘basket’. Jewish (from Ukraine): unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Korb, Koff, Kopf, Korn, Kor, Kort, Orf, Dorf, Toro, Nord

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Where is the Korf family from?

You can see how Korf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korf family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Korf families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 3 Korf families living in London. This was about 60% of all the recorded Korf's in the UK. London had the highest population of Korf families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Korf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Korf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Korf. 48% of Korf men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Korf women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Korf were Laborer and Secretary.

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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

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Secretary
    23%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Korf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Korf 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 Korf. 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 925 military records available for the last name Korf. For the veterans among your Korf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korf lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Korf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Korf in 1958 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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