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Sconce Family History

Sconce Name Meaning

English (Cheshire and Lancashire):: possibly a nickname from Middle English skaunce scans ‘trick deception joke jest’. This surname is now rare in Britain. in Devon perhaps a variant of Scoins a name of unexplained etymology.

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

Similar surnames: Spence, Conte, Score, Stone, Ponce, Schnee, Shock, Smock, Croce, Coe

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Where is the Sconce family from?

You can see how Sconce families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sconce family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sconce families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Sconce families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Sconce's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Sconce families in 1840.
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What did your Sconce ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sconce. 32% of Sconce men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Sconce women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sconce were Carpenter and Waitress. .

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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

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Sconce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sconce 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 347 immigration records available for the last name Sconce. 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 391 military records available for the last name Sconce. For the veterans among your Sconce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sconce lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sconce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Sconce in 1959 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

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