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Medoff Name Meaning

Alternative spelling of Bulgarian Medov, a patronymic from Medo, a short form of the personal name Metodij (from Greek Methodios). Shortened form of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Medovoj, meaning ‘of honey’ in Russian, hence an occupational name for a mead maker.

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


Similar surnames: Danoff, Madoff, Reiff, Federoff, Sadoff, Beloff, Medved, Mcduff

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Where is the Medoff family from?

You can see how Medoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Medoff family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Medoff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Medoff families living in New York. This was about 29% of all the recorded Medoff's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Medoff families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Medoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Medoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Medoff. 37% of Medoff men worked as a Salesman and 27% of Medoff women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Medoff were Tailor and Stenographer.

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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
    37%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Tailor
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    27%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Secretary
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Medoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Medoff 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 379 immigration records available for the last name Medoff. 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 193 military records available for the last name Medoff. For the veterans among your Medoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Medoff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Medoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Medoff in 1963 was 61, and 82 in 2004.

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