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Scarborough Family History

Scarborough Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire and Yorkshire): habitational name from Scarborough (North Yorkshire) from the Old Norse personal name Skarthi + Old Norse borg ‘fortress fortified town’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stanbrough, Scarbrough, Yarbrough, Fambrough, Malbrough, Newbrough

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Where is the Scarborough family from?

You can see how Scarborough families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scarborough family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scarborough families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 33 Scarborough families living in Georgia. This was about 18% of all the recorded Scarborough's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Scarborough families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scarborough surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scarborough ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scarborough. 18% of Scarborough men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Scarborough women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scarborough were Carpenter and Maid. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 62,000 census records available for the last name Scarborough. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scarborough census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Scarborough. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Scarborough. For the veterans among your Scarborough ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scarborough lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Scarborough life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Scarborough in 1942 was 35, and 76 in 2004.

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