Last name: NEFF

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NEFF : This last name is indexed 113,240 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

NEFF : 1: German and Swiss German: relationship name from Middle High German neve ‘nephew’ (later rather broader in application like cousin in English) hence probably a distinguishing name for a close relation or familiar of a prominent personage. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). In North America this surname is also an altered form of the variant Naff.2: Dutch: variant of Neve cognate with 1 above.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’ cognate with 1 above.4: Shortened form of Irish McNeff (see McNiff).

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