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Siff Name Meaning

Respelling of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), Zif, an ornamental name from Hebrew ziv ‘brilliance’, ‘charm’.

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


Similar surnames: Riff, Ziff, Shiff, Reiff, Liff, Kiff, Skiff, Swift, Taff, Sirk

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Where is the Siff family from?

You can see how Siff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Siff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Siff families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Siff families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 38% of all the recorded Siff's in the USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Siff families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Siff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Siff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Siff. 21% of Siff men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Siff women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Siff were Clerk and Proprietor.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    21%
  • Truck Driver
    15%
  • Manager
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Saleslady
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Proprietor
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Siff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Siff 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 615 immigration records available for the last name Siff. 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 377 military records available for the last name Siff. For the veterans among your Siff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Siff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Siff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Siff in 1963 was 75, and 88 in 2004.

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