Schiffman Family History

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Schiffman Name Meaning

German (Schiffmann): occupational name for a shipman (see Schiffer). Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Schiff ‘ship’ + Mann ‘man’, an ornamental name or possibly denoting someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a ship.

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


Similar surnames: Schiff, Schiffer, Shiffman, Schutzman, Schlotman, Schatzman, Schulman

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Schiffman Family Origin

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Schiffman Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    10%
  • Barber Store

    5%
  • Cabinet Maker

    5%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Schiffman family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Barber Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schiffman. The most common Schiffman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Schiffman's were Farmers.

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Schiffman Historical Records

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Schiffman Life Expectancy

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