Schaff Family History

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Schaff Name Meaning

German: variant of Schaaf. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental or occupational name from German Schaf ‘sheep’. German: metonymic occupational name for a tubmaker, from Middle High German schaff(e) ‘wooden vessel’, ‘scoop’ (see Scheffel).

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Schaaf, Schuff, Scaff, Schatz, Schaul, Schauf, Schoff

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Schaff Family Origin

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Schaff Family Occupations

What did your Schaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Schaff. 34% of Schaff men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Schaff women worked as an Income. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schaff were Farm Hand and Servante

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Agent
    12%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Farm Hand
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    34%
  • Servant
    34%
  • Servante
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Schaff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Schaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schaff 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Schaff. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Schaff. For the veterans among your Schaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Schaff lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Schaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Schaff in 1951 was 51, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schaff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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