Shaff Family History

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Shaff Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Schaaf and Jewish Schaff.

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

Similar surnames: Sheff, Shuff, Shiff, Shoff, Schaff, Shane, Sharf, Shall, Braff, Skoff

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Shaff Family Origin

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Shaff Family Occupations

What did your Shaff ancestors do for a living?

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Miner

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

Shaff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Shaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shaff 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 450 immigration records available for the last name Shaff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Shaff. For the veterans among your Shaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shaff Life Expectancy

What is the average Shaff lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Shaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Shaff in 1959 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Shaff 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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