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The PAFF surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,056 22706 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 457 10396 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +599 -12310 -0.001 -5
Other Countries
Australia 133 11082 0.001 8
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for PAFF by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 166 9652 0.001 14
Ohio 133 10639 0.001 12
Indiana 88 8841 0.001 14
Wisconsin 81 11727 0.002 15
California 81 29577 0.000 2
Top States for PAFF by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 81 11727 0.002 15
Indiana 88 8841 0.001 14
Pennsylvania 166 9652 0.001 14
Ohio 133 10639 0.001 12
Maryland 46 12684 0.001 9


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called PAFF live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called PAFF represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called PAFF in Pennsylvania than any other state, but you are more likely to find a PAFF by picking someone at random in Wisconsin than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of PAFF

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the PAFF surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of PAFF in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Asian/Pacific 27 2.56
Black/African American 12 1.14
White (Hispanic) 8 0.76
White (Caucasian) 1,001 94.79
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the PAFF surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of PAFF in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of PAFF.

Similar names to PAFF

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as PAFF.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for PAFF

The following words are slight variants of PAFF that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.