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Skiver Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for someone who ground and polished diamonds on a rotating wheel, Dutch schijf. English or Scottish: occupational name for a leatherworker whose job was to pare thin strips off a skin, for use as laces, ties, etc.

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

Similar surnames: Skipper, Stiver, Oliver, Stier, Slicer, Sliter, Shaver, Shirer

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Skiver Family Origin

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Skiver Family Occupations

What did your Skiver ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Skiver occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Skiver's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Skiver family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Skiver.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Skiver ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Skiver Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Skiver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skiver 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 113 immigration records available for the last name Skiver. 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 752 military records available for the last name Skiver. For the veterans among your Skiver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Skiver Life Expectancy

What is the average Skiver lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Skiver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Skiver in 1950 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Skiver

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Skiver 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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