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

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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.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Farming

    22%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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

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Scaife Historical Records

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Scaife Life Expectancy

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