Sconce Family History

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Sconce Name Meaning

perhaps a topographic name from Middle English sconce ‘defensive earthwork’ or ‘protective screen of brushwood’, from Dutch schans. alternatively, perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a lantern with a screen to protect the flame from the wind, Middle English skonse, Old French esconse.

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


Similar surnames: Spence, Conte, Score, Stone, Ponce, Schnee, Shock, Smock, Croce, Coe

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Sconce Family Origin

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Sconce Family Occupations

What did your Sconce ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sconce. A less common occupation for the Sconce family was Blacksmith. The most common Sconce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Sconce's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Black Smith

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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Sconce Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sconce. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sconce census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sconce. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Sconce. For the veterans among your Sconce ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sconce Life Expectancy

What is the average Sconce lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Sconce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Sconce in 1959 was 54, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sconce

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sconce ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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