Scharf Family History

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Scharf Name Meaning

South German: nickname for an energetic, active person, from Middle High German scharf, scharpf ‘sharp-cutting’.

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


Similar surnames: Scherf, Sharf, Schaaf, Schaff, Schorr, Schwarm, Schlaff, Schatz

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Scharf Family Origin

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Scharf Family Occupations

What did your Scharf ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Scharf. 48% of Scharf men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Scharf women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scharf were Cult and Cultivateur

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Cult
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Nurse
    14%
  • Broom Daughter
    7%
  • Cultivateur
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Scharf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Scharf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scharf 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 27,000 immigration records available for the last name Scharf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Scharf. For the veterans among your Scharf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scharf Life Expectancy

What is the average Scharf lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Scharf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Scharf in 1942 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scharf

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