Scaife Family History

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Scaife Name Meaning

Northern English (Yorkshire): nickname from the northern English dialect word scafe ‘crooked’, ‘awry’, ‘awkward’, ‘wild’ (Old Norse skeifr).

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


Similar surnames: Scarff, Scafe, Slape, Smail, Scaff, Cain, Caine, Swaine, Cale, Stile

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Scaife Family Origin

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Scaife Family Occupations

What did your Scaife ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scaife. A less common occupation for the Scaife family was Keeping House. The most common Scaife occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Scaife's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farming

    22%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

Scaife Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Scaife. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scaife census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Scaife

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Scaife. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Scaife. For the veterans among your Scaife ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scaife Life Expectancy

What is the average Scaife lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Scaife life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Scaife in 1952 was 46, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scaife

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scaife 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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