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Wharff Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a wharf or an occupational name for someone who worked at one, from Old English hwearf ‘wharf’.

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


Similar surnames: Wharton, Huff, Chard, Gaff, Scarff, Warth, Hardt, Harty, Hauff, Warne

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Wharff Family Origin

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Wharff Family Occupations

What did your Wharff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wharff family was Apothecery Clerk. Farmer, Blacksmith and Stone Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wharff. The most common Wharff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Wharff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Stone Mason

    7%
  • Apothecery Clerk

    3%

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Wharff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wharff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wharff 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wharff. 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 Wharff. For the veterans among your Wharff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wharff Life Expectancy

What is the average Wharff lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Wharff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Wharff in 1941 was 36, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wharff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wharff 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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