Scherff Family History

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Scherff Name Meaning

Variant spelling of German and Jewish Scherf.

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

Similar surnames: Scherf, Scherr, Sheff, Scherz, Schaff, Schoff, Schur, Sherer, Schor

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Scherff Family Origin

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Scherff Family Occupations

What did your Scherff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Scherff occupation in the USA was Tailor. 13% of Scherff's were Tailors. A less common occupation for the Scherff family was Keeping House. Tailor, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Scherff.

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  • Tailor

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Scherff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Scherff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scherff 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 694 immigration records available for the last name Scherff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Scherff. For the veterans among your Scherff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Scherff Life Expectancy

What is the average Scherff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Scherff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Scherff in 1962 was 79, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Scherff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Scherff 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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