Last name origins & meanings:
- English: of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of northern
English Aculf, from an Old Norse personal name Agúlfr
- Probably also of German origin: an Americanized
form of Eckhoff or Eickhoff.
- The name first appears in North America in VA and PA in the early
1700s and later became concentrated in the Appalachian regions of NC
and TN. The earliest records of Acuff occur with the personal names
Timothy and David, indicating (in PA at least) Episcopal Church
membership, thereby implying English origin, although no records of
the name have been found in England.
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