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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

Similar surnames: Sheaff, Sharifi, Shreve, Hoff, Wharff, Boff, Shroll, Shoaf, Sheff

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Where is the Shroff family from?

You can see how Shroff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Shroff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Shroff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Shroff family living in Maryland. This was about 50% of all the recorded Shroff's in the USA. Maryland and 1 other state had the highest population of Shroff families in 1840.
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What did your Shroff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Shroff. 36% of Shroff men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Shroff women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Shroff were Salesman 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
  • Miner
  • Owner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Nurse
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

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There are 234 military records available for the last name Shroff. For the veterans among your Shroff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Shroff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Shroff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Shroff in 1962 was 74, and 66 in 2004.

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