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Scaife Family History

Scaife Name Meaning
Northern English (Yorkshire): nickname from the northern English dialect word scafe ‘crooked’, ‘awry’, ‘awkward’, ‘wild’ (Old Norse skeifr).

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

120,913 Historical Documents with Scaife on Ancestry.com
37,430 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,705 Military Records
2,006 Immigration Records
26,181 Census and Voter Lists
53,591 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scaife Families

  • Number of Scaife families
     14 - 25
     5 - 13
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scaife families
     458 - 914
     153 - 457
     1 - 152
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scaife families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scaife census records

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Scaife Family Origin

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Scaife Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Scaife

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Scaife Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scaife census records

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Scaife Civil War Service Records

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