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Puff Family History

Puff Surname Meaning

German:: nickname for a violent aggressive person from buff ‘push shove’. from a pet form of a personal name Bodefrit composed with Old High German biutan ‘to bid or order’ or boto ‘messenger’. possibly an altered form of Pfaff or Buff 1

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


Similar surnames: Buff, Pluff, Huff, Muff, Luff, Murff, Boff, Off, Reff, Cuff

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Where is the Puff family from?

You can see how Puff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Puff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 4 Puff families living in Staffordshire. This was about 80% of all the recorded Puff's in United Kingdom. Staffordshire had the highest population of Puff families in 1891.
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What did your Puff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Puff. 60% of Puff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    60%
  • Shop Asst
    40%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Puff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Puff 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 646 immigration records available for the last name Puff. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Puff. For the veterans among your Puff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Puff lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Puff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Puff in 1957 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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