Puff Family History

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Puff Name Meaning

nickname for a violent, aggressive person, from buff ‘push’, ‘shove’. from a pet form of a personal name, Bodefrit, composed with Old High German biutan ‘to bid or order’ or boto ‘messenger’. possibly an altered spelling of Pfaff.

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

Similar surnames: Buff, Pluff, Huff, Muff, Luff, Murff, Boff, Off, Reff, Cuff

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Puff Family Origin

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Puff Family Occupations

What did your Puff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Puff occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Puff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer


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Puff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Puff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 646 immigration records available for the last name Puff. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Puff. For the veterans among your Puff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Puff Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Puff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Puff in 1957 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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