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Sconce Name Meaning

perhaps a topographic name from Middle English sconce ‘defensive earthwork’ or ‘protective screen of brushwood’, from Dutch schans. alternatively, perhaps a nickname for someone who carried a lantern with a screen to protect the flame from the wind, Middle English skonse, Old French esconse.

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


Similar surnames: Spence, Conte, Score, Stone, Ponce, Schnee, Shock, Smock, Croce, Coe

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Sconce Family Origin

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Sconce Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Carpenter

    7%
  • Black Smith

    3%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Black Smith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sconce. A less common occupation for the Sconce family was Blacksmith. The most common Sconce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Sconce's were Farmers.

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Sconce Historical Records

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Sconce Life Expectancy

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