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Sclafani Family History

Sclafani Name Meaning

Italian (Sicily): habitational name from a place so called in the Palermo region, probably from Latin scaphula ‘little boat’, ‘skiff’.

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


Similar surnames: Scafidi, Schipani, Sciara, Schifano, Scanio, Scarano, Scrivani

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Where is the Sclafani family from?

You can see how Sclafani families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sclafani family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Sclafani families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 27 Sclafani families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Sclafani's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Sclafani families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sclafani surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sclafani ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sclafani. 16% of Sclafani men worked as a Salesman and 59% of Sclafani women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sclafani were Fisherman and Clerk.

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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

  • Salesman
    16%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Fisherman
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    59%
  • New Worker
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sclafani. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sclafani 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sclafani. 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 806 military records available for the last name Sclafani. For the veterans among your Sclafani ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sclafani lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Sclafani life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sclafani in 1948 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

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