Scafidi Family History
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