Schiff Family History
Schiff Name Meaning
German: from Middle High German schif ‘ship’ applied as a metonymic occupational name for a mariner or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house distinguished by the sign of a ship. Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial or habitational name (see 1 above) from German Schiff ‘ship’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022