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Skiff Family History

Skiff Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Possibly a metonymic occupational name for a waterman on the Thames. The name is found in the 16th and 17th centuries in and around London.

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


Similar surnames: Scaff, Schiff, Griff, Staff, Stiff, Koff, Reiff, Seif, Boff, Sarff

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Where is the Skiff family from?

You can see how Skiff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skiff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Skiff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Skiff families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Skiff's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Skiff families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skiff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Skiff. 18% of Skiff men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Skiff women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skiff were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Skiff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skiff 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 481 immigration records available for the last name Skiff. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Skiff. For the veterans among your Skiff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skiff lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Skiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Skiff in 1960 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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