Shroff Family History
Shroff Name Meaning
Indian (Gujarat and Bombay city): Hindu (Vania) and Parsi name from Gujarati s?raf ‘banker’, ‘money-changer’, from Arabic ?sarraf. There has probably been some confusion with Arabic sharif ‘noble’ and sharafa ‘nobility’, which have also been borrowed into Hindi and other modern Indian languages. Shroff is used as a vocabulary word in Indian English to denote a banker or money changer. English: although this is for the most part an Indian name (see 1 above), it was already well established in England in the 19th century (see below) and may also be of English origin. If it is not Indian, the etymology is unknown.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press