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Schifano Name Meaning

Southern Italian: habitational name from any of various minor places in Sicily named Schifano.

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

Similar surnames: Schiano, Schipani, Staiano, Saviano, Siano, Chiusano, Sclafani

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Where is the Schifano family from?

You can see how Schifano families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schifano family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Schifano families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Schifano's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Schifano families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Schifano surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Schifano ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Schifano. 40% of Schifano men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Schifano women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Schifano were Waiter and Dressmaker.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Barber
  • Waiter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • Machine Operator
  • Helper
  • Dressmaker
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What Schifano family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 876 census records available for the last name Schifano. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schifano census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 744 immigration records available for the last name Schifano. 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 Cards

There are 372 military records available for the last name Schifano. For the veterans among your Schifano ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Schifano lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Schifano life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Schifano in 1955 was 43, and 82 in 2004.

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