Skiff Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a metonymic occupational name for a waterman on the Thames. The name is found in the 16th and 17th centuries in and around London.

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


Similar surnames: Scaff, Schiff, Griff, Staff, Stiff, Koff, Reiff, Seif, Boff, Sarff

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Skiff Family Origin

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Skiff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Skiff family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skiff. The most common Skiff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Skiff's were Farmers.

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Skiff Historical Records

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Skiff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Skiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Skiff in 1960 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skiff

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