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Scriver Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch de Scrijver ‘the scribe’, from Middle Dutch scrivere ‘scribe’, ‘clerk’. Compare English Scriven, German Schreiber.

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

Similar surnames: Schriever, Schryver, Scriven, Scriber, Strider, Schilder, Shriver

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Where is the Scriver family from?

You can see how Scriver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scriver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scriver families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Scriver families living in New York. This was about 65% of all the recorded Scriver's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Scriver families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scriver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scriver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scriver. 30% of Scriver men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Scriver women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scriver were Operator and Teacher.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Owner
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Scriver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scriver 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Scriver. 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 900 military records available for the last name Scriver. For the veterans among your Scriver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scriver lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Scriver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Scriver in 1956 was 27, and 70 in 2004.

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