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Schiff Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German schif ‘ship’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a sailor, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ship. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or habitational name (see 1 above), from German Schiff ‘ship’.

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


Similar surnames: Schaff, Schild, Schuff, Schiffer, Schaaf, Shiff, Scherf, Scheff

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Schiff Family Origin

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Schiff Family Occupations

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  • Clerk

    17%
  • Colonial Merchant

    17%
  • Keeps A Mangle

    17%
  • Late Cigar Manufacturer

    17%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Schiff family was Late Cigar Manufacturer. Clerk, Colonial Merchant and Keeps A Mangle were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schiff. The most common Schiff occupation in the UK was Clerk. 17% of Schiff's were Clerks.

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Schiff Historical Records

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Schiff Life Expectancy

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