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 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scaife. 35% of Scaife men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Scaife women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scaife were Salesman and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Miner
    11%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Cook
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Scaife Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 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.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 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 2,000 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.

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