Origin of the name
The name Pfaff comes from the translation of “phaffe or paffe”. This means priest.
Source: ancestry.de – © 2006 Brockhaus Duden Neue Medien GmbH, Mannheim
Geographical distribution in Germany
In GeoGen there are 5046 entries for this names in 390 different counties. Calculated to the entire population there are around 13456 people with this name in Germany. The name is more often than the average. Pfaff is on place 525 of the most frequent names.
Most Pfaffs are in the county of Hersfeld-Rotenburg in Hesse / Germany: 1083 phone lines per one million population. Least Pfaffs are found in Steinfurt county.