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Madoff Name Meaning

American shortened and altered form of Jewish (from Poland) Miodownik meaning ‘gingerbread’ in Polish hence either a metonymic occupational name or an artificial surname. Jewish (American): variant of Medoff .

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

Similar surnames: Medoff, Danoff, Malakoff, Turoff, Sadoff, Tarnoff, Malouf, Acoff

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Where is the Madoff family from?

You can see how Madoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Madoff family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Madoff families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Madoff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 24% of all the recorded Madoff's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Madoff families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Madoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Madoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Madoff. 48% of Madoff men worked as a Salesman and 100% of Madoff women worked as a Typist. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Painter
  • Tailor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 714 census records available for the last name Madoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Madoff 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 309 immigration records available for the last name Madoff. 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 88 military records available for the last name Madoff. For the veterans among your Madoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Madoff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Madoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Madoff in 1957 was 68, and 93 in 2004.

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