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Scheff Name Meaning

North German: descriptive nickname for someone with a physical deformity, from Middle Low German schef ‘crooked’.

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


Similar surnames: Scherf, Schiff, Scheel, Streff, Schoeff, Schaff, Schuff, Schleef

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Scheff Family Origin

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Scheff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Barber

    10%
  • Dry Good Store

    10%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scheff. A less common occupation for the Scheff family was Dry Good Store. The most common Scheff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Scheff's were Farmers.

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Scheff Historical Records

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Scheff Life Expectancy

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Famous Scheff Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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