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Scharf Family History

Scharf Name Meaning
South German: nickname for an energetic, active person, from Middle High German scharf, scharpf ‘sharp-cutting’.

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

142,599 Historical Documents with Scharf on Ancestry.com
35,121 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
11,457 Military Records
26,549 Immigration Records
23,657 Census and Voter Lists
45,815 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Scharf Families

  • Number of Scharf families
     86 - 169
     29 - 85
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Scharf families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Scharf last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Scharf census records

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Scharf Family Origin

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Scharf Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Scharf families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Scharf

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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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Scharf Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Scharf census records

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Scharf Civil War Service Records

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