Shiff Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schiff, Yiddish shif ‘ship’ (see Schiff). Americanized spelling of German Schiff.

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Sheff, Shaff, Shoff, Shuff, Shier, Riff, Schaff, Seif, Reiff

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Shiff Family Origin

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Shiff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Clothing Merchant

    6%
  • Day Laborer

    6%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    6%

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In 1880, Farmer, Clothing Merchant and Day Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Shiff. A less common occupation for the Shiff family was Dry Goods Merchant. The most common Shiff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Shiff's were Farmers.

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Shiff Historical Records

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Shiff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Shiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Shiff in 1962 was 70, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Shiff

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