Scaff Family History

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Scaff Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Scaife. Dutch (Belgium): from German schaf, hence a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep in some way.

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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Scaff Family Origin

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Scaff Family Occupations

What did your Scaff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Scaff family was Carpenter. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scaff. The most common Scaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Scaff's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Scaff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Scaff Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Scaff Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scaff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scaff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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