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Scafidi Name Meaning

habitational name for someone from any of the many place in Greece, Southern Italy, and Sicily named with medieval Greek skafidion ‘trough’, ‘tub’, ‘kneading trough’, ‘drinking trough for animals’. skaphidion also means ‘skiff’, ‘light boat’, and in some cases this may be an occupational name for a boatman. possibly a habitational name for someone from a place named Scafa, in particular a district so named in Capo d’Orlando in Messina, Sicily.

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


Similar surnames: Caridi, Scali, Sclafani, Scalia, Sardi, Scheidt, Caliri, Carini

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Where is the Scafidi family from?

You can see how Scafidi families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scafidi family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 16 Scafidi families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Scafidi's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Scafidi families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scafidi surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scafidi ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scafidi. 25% of Scafidi men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Scafidi women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scafidi were Butcher and Operator.

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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
    25%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Butcher
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Machine Operator
    16%
  • Operator
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scafidi. 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 635 military records available for the last name Scafidi. For the veterans among your Scafidi ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scafidi lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Scafidi life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Scafidi in 1961 was 37, and 67 in 2004.

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