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Scrivener Family History

Scrivener Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a professional scribe copyist or clerk from Middle English scrivener ‘scribe’ (a derivative of scrivain). Compare Scriven .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Scriven, Scrivani, Scriver, Schriever, Skiver, Scrivner, Cravener

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Where is the Scrivener family from?

You can see how Scrivener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scrivener family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scrivener families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Scrivener families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Scrivener's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Scrivener families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scrivener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scrivener ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Manager was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Scrivener. 100% of Scrivener men worked as a Manager. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Manager
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Scrivener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scrivener census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Scrivener. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Scrivener. For the veterans among your Scrivener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scrivener lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Scrivener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Scrivener in 1946 was 29, and 78 in 2004.

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