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Shroff Name Meaning

Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Hindu (Vania) and Parsi name from Gujarati s?raf ‘banker’, ‘money-changer’, from Arabic ?sarraf. There has probably been some confusion with Arabic sharif ‘noble’ and sharafa ‘nobility’, which have also been borrowed into Hindi and other modern Indian languages. Shroff is used as a vocabulary word in Indian English to denote a banker or money changer. English: although this is for the most part an Indian name (see 1 above), it was already well established in England in the 19th century (see below) and may also be of English origin. If it is not Indian, the etymology is unknown.

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


Similar surnames: Sheaff, Sharifi, Shreve, Hoff, Wharff, Boff, Shroll, Shoaf, Sheff

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Shroff Family Origin

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Shroff Family Occupations

What did your Shroff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Shroff occupation in the UK was Carpenters Laborer. 50% of Shroff's were Carpenters Laborers. Carpenters Laborer and Pork Butcher were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Shroff.

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  • Carpenters Laborer

    50%
  • Pork Butcher

    50%

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Shroff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Shroff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Shroff 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Shroff. 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 Shroff. For the veterans among your Shroff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Shroff Life Expectancy

What is the average Shroff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shroff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shroff in 1962 was 74, and 66 in 2004.

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