Scaff Name Meaning

English: unexplained; possibly a variant of Scaife. Dutch (Belgium): from German schaf, hence a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd or a nickname for someone thought to resemble a sheep in some way.

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


Similar surnames: Schaff, Schaaf, Staff, Sheaff, Scarff, Scafe, Cuff, Gaff, Skiff

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Scaff Family Origin

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Scaff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farming

    17%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scaff. A less common occupation for the Scaff family was Carpenter. The most common Scaff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Scaff's were Farmers.

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Scaff Historical Records

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Scaff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1955 and 2004, Scaff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Scaff in 1955 was 39, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scaff

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