Scherf Family History

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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

What did your Scherf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Scherf. 7% of Scherf men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Scherf women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Scherf were Clerk and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • New Worker
  • Stenographer

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

Scherf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Scherf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherf 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Scherf. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Scherf. For the veterans among your Scherf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scherf Life Expectancy

What is the average Scherf lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Scherf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Scherf in 1951 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherf 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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