Skiff Family History

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Skiff Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a metonymic occupational name for a waterman on the Thames. The name is found in the 16th and 17th centuries in and around London.

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


Similar surnames: Scaff, Schiff, Griff, Staff, Stiff, Koff, Reiff, Seif, Boff, Sarff

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Skiff Family Origin

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Skiff Family Occupations

What did your Skiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skiff. The most common Skiff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Skiff's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Skiff family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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Skiff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Skiff Life Expectancy

What is the average Skiff lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Skiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Skiff in 1960 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skiff 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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