When Harry Grant Neff was born on 9 March 1861, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George W Neff, was 49 and his mother, Mary Ann Rhoades, was 40. He married Laura Bell Dearth on 20 August 1885, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Masontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years. He died on 25 October 1918, at the age of 57, and was buried in Uniontown, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.
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 .
Dutch: variant of Neve , cognate with 1 above.
Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Neffe ‘nephew’, cognate with 1 above.