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Origins of the Offa surname

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About the Offas

We have a total number of 76 records for people with the last name Offa.

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Where do most Offas live?

In 1921, most Offas lived in Mid Wales.

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Interesting facts about Offas

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 76 records for the Offa surname. The oldest one dates back to 1830.

Who were Offas most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Offas.

What are the most common Offa first names?

  • Bryn
  • William
  • Alice
  • Ellen

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Common jobs for Offas

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Offas in 1921
Cook Domestic




House Maid Domestic


Housemaid (Domestic)




Common Male occupations for Offas in 1921
Game Keeper


Apprentice Carpenter






Gardener Agricultural College


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