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Scharf Name Meaning

South German: nickname for an energetic, active person, from Middle High German scharf, scharpf ‘sharp-cutting’.

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


Similar surnames: Scherf, Sharf, Schaaf, Schaff, Schorr, Schwarm, Schlaff, Schatz

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Scharf Family Origin

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Scharf Family Occupations

What did your Scharf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Scharf family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scharf. The most common Scharf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 13% of Scharf's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Scharf Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Scharf ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Scharf Life Expectancy

What is the average Scharf lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, Scharf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scharf in 1942 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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