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Huff Family History

Huff Surname Meaning

German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Hufo a short form of a compound name formed with hug ‘heart mind spirit’ as the first element. Americanized form of German Dutch Norwegian and Danish Hoff or Hof . English: variant of Hough .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Buff, Hoff, Huck, Cuff, Puff, Duff, Boff, Huffer, Tuft, Hauff

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Where is the Huff family from?

You can see how Huff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Huff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Huff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 85 Huff families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Huff's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Huff families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Huff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Huff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Huff. 24% of Huff men worked as a General Labourer and 87% of Huff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Huff were Lorry Driver and Domestic Servant Retired. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Electrician
    18%
  • Incapacitated
    12%
  • Lorry Driver
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Housewife
    5%
  • Telephonist
    3%
  • Domestic Servant Retired
    3%
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Census Records

There are 223,000 census records available for the last name Huff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Huff 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 15,000 immigration records available for the last name Huff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 47,000 military records available for the last name Huff. For the veterans among your Huff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Huff lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Huff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Huff in 1941 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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