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 1939, Builders Foreman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Skiff. 10% of Skiff men worked as a Builders Foreman and 50% of Skiff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skiff were Founder 7 Builders Labourer and Part Time Domestic Work

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Foreman
  • Cashier Textile Counting Ho
  • Food Calvier
  • Founder 7 Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Cook
  • Hotel Assistant
  • Part Time Domestic Work

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Skiff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 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 481 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skiff

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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