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Scriven Family History

Scriven Name Meaning

English:: occupational name for a professional scribe copyist or clerk from Middle English scrivein ‘scribe’ (Old French escrivain medieval Latin scribanus). Compare Scrivener . habitational name from Scriven (Yorkshire) from Old English scræfen screfen ‘hollow place place with caves or pits’.

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

Similar surnames: Scrivani, Scriver, Scrivener, Serven, Shreve, Schryver, Driver

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Where is the Scriven family from?

You can see how Scriven families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scriven family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scriven families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Scriven families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Scriven's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Scriven families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scriven surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scriven ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laundress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scriven. 24% of Scriven men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Scriven women worked as a Laundress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scriven were Accountant and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Accountant

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laundress
  • Cook
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Scriven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scriven 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Scriven. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Scriven. For the veterans among your Scriven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scriven lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Scriven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Scriven in 1945 was 34, and 79 in 2004.

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