Scriven Family History

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Scriven Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a clerk or copyist, from Old French escrivein, escrivain ‘writer’, ‘scribe’ (medieval Latin scribanus).

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

Similar surnames: Scrivani, Scriver, Scrivener, Serven, Shreve, Schryver, Driver

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Scriven Family Origin

Where is the Scriven family from?

Scriven Family Occupations

What did your Scriven ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Bricklayer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scriven. The most common Scriven occupation in the UK was Labourer. 5% of Scriven's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Scriven family was Agricultural Labourer.

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  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Scriven ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Scriven Historical Records

What Scriven family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Scriven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scriven census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Scriven

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Scriven. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Scriven. For the veterans among your Scriven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scriven Life Expectancy

What is the average Scriven lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Scriven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Scriven in 1945 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scriven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scriven ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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