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Roff Name Meaning

English: variant of Rolfe. North German: variant of Ruoff.

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

Similar surnames: Ruff, Roof, Rolf, Raff, Hoof, Roffe, Hoff, Loff, Poff, Off

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Where is the Roff family from?

You can see how Roff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Roff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Roff families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Roff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Roff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Roff. 75% of Roff 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
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Roff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roff 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Roff. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Roff. For the veterans among your Roff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roff lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Roff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Roff in 1948 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

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