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Scherf Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German, Middle Low German scherf, a coin worth half a penny, possibly applied as a nickname for a poor person. German: nickname from Middle High German scharpf, scherf ‘sharp’, ‘rough’, ‘eager’. German: habitational name from places in the Rhineland named Scherf, or from Scherfede near Warburg.

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


Similar surnames: Scher, Ascher, Schorr, Scharf, Schenk, Scheid, Schur, Scheff, Schopf

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Scherf Family Origin

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Scherf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%
  • Keeps House

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scherf. A less common occupation for the Scherf family was Keeps House. The most common Scherf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Scherf's were Farmers.

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Scherf Historical Records

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Scherf Life Expectancy

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