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Skiver Name Meaning

English or Scottish: occupational name for a leatherworker whose job was to pare thin strips off a skin for use as laces ties etc.

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

Similar surnames: Skipper, Stiver, Oliver, Stier, Slicer, Sliter, Shaver, Shirer

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Where is the Skiver family from?

You can see how Skiver families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skiver family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Skiver families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Skiver families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Skiver's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Skiver families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skiver surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skiver ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Skiver. 22% of Skiver men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Skiver women worked as a 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Skiver. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skiver 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 113 immigration records available for the last name Skiver. 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 752 military records available for the last name Skiver. For the veterans among your Skiver ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skiver lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Skiver life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Skiver in 1950 was 41, and 73 in 2004.

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