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Off Family History

Off Name Meaning

North German: from an old German personal name, Offo, from a Germanic form Autfrid, composed of a cognate of Old High German ot ‘wealth’, ‘possession’ + frid(u) ‘peace’.

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


Similar surnames: Boff, Opp, Koff, Hoff, Reff, Ott, Loff, Eoff, Rolf, Puff

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Where is the Off family from?

You can see how Off families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Off family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Off families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Off families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 93% of all the recorded Off's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Off families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Off surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Off ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Off. 50% of Off men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Carpenter
    25%
  • Farmers Son
    25%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Off. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Off 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 Off. 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 76,000 military records available for the last name Off. For the veterans among your Off ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Off lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Off life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Off in 1962 was 74, and 80 in 2004.

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