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Scaff Name Meaning

Americanized form of Arabic Skaff ‘shoemaker’.

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

Similar surnames: Schaff, Schaaf, Staff, Sheaff, Scarff, Scafe, Cuff, Gaff, Skiff

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Where is the Scaff family from?

You can see how Scaff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scaff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Scaff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Scaff families living in South Carolina. This was about 43% of all the recorded Scaff's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Scaff families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scaff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Scaff. 24% of Scaff men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Scaff women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scaff were Carpenter and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Scaff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scaff 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Scaff. 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 482 military records available for the last name Scaff. For the veterans among your Scaff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scaff lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Scaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Scaff in 1955 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

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