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Scarborough Family History

Scarborough Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Scarborough on the coast of North Yorkshire, so named from the Old Norse byname Skarði + Old Norse borg ‘fortress’, ‘fortified town’.

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

730,548 Historical Documents with Scarborough on Ancestry.com
87,362 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,290 Military Records
3,900 Immigration Records
58,498 Census and Voter Lists
565,498 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scarborough Families

  • Number of Scarborough families
     94 - 185
     32 - 93
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scarborough families
     111 - 220
     38 - 110
     1 - 37
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Scarborough families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scarborough census records

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Scarborough Family Origin

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Scarborough Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Scarborough

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Scarborough Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scarborough census records

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Scarborough Civil War Service Records

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