Scarff Family History

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Scarff Name Meaning

English: from northern Middle English scarfe ‘cormorant’ (Old Norse skarfr), either a nickname for someone bearing some supposed resemblance to a cormorant, or else a survival into Middle English of the Old Norse byname Scarfi, from the same source.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Scaff, Scaife, Wharff, Smart, Staff, Gaff, Score, Scheff, Scarr

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Scarff Family Origin

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Scarff Family Occupations

What did your Scarff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Scarff. 27% of Scarff men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Scarff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scarff were Postman and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    27%
  • Farm Labourer
    24%
  • Agricultural Labourer
    12%
  • Postman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Scarff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Scarff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scarff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scarff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Scarff. For the veterans among your Scarff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scarff Life Expectancy

What is the average Scarff lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Scarff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Scarff in 1940 was 68, and 74 in 2004.

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