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Schiff Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German schif ‘ship’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a sailor, or a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ship. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name or habitational name (see 1 above), from German Schiff ‘ship’.

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

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Schiff Family Origin

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Schiff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Salesman

    6%
  • Dry Goods

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schiff family was Dry Goods. Farmer, Keeping House and Salesman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schiff. The most common Schiff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 7% of Schiff's were Farmers.

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Schiff Life Expectancy

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