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Skoff Name Meaning

Americanized or Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Škof: metonymic occupational or status name for someone in the service of a bishop or for his serf from Slovenian and dialectal Croatian škof ‘bishop’. Compare German Bischoff and English Bishop . Americanized form of Danish Skov .

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

Similar surnames: Koff, Shoff, Stoff, Hoff, Sheff, Shoaf, Boff, Shiff, Skow, Shaff

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Where is the Skoff family from?

You can see how Skoff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Skoff family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Skoff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Skoff's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Skoff families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Skoff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Skoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Typist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Skoff. 32% of Skoff men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Skoff women worked as a Typist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Skoff were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Typist
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Skoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Skoff 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 211 immigration records available for the last name Skoff. 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 402 military records available for the last name Skoff. For the veterans among your Skoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Skoff lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Skoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Skoff in 1953 was 36, and 85 in 2004.

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