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Scriver Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Schryver Schrijver ‘the scribe’ from Middle Dutch scrivere ‘scribe clerk’. Compare English Scriven German Schreiber . English: variant of Scrivener . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.

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

Similar surnames: Schriever, Schryver, Scriven, Scriber, Strider, Schilder, Shriver

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Where is the Scriver family from?

You can see how Scriver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Scriver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Scriver families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 52 Scriver families living in Ontario. This was about 81% of all the recorded Scriver's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Scriver families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Scriver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Scriver ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Scriver. 34% of Scriver men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carter
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Scriver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Scriver 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 475 immigration records available for the last name Scriver. 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 900 military records available for the last name Scriver. For the veterans among your Scriver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Scriver lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Scriver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Scriver in 1956 was 27, and 70 in 2004.

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