Schiff Family History
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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