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Early Origins of the Scarf family


The surname Scarf was first found in Yorkshire, where the name first appeared in the 13th century. The name Scarf is either a nickname, or of ornamental origin. It comes from the old Norse word "skarfr," meaning "cormorant," a kind of large, black seabird. The name was probably given to its first bearer because of some imagined resemblance to the bird in question. It is also possible that the name had no real significance whatsoever, and was purely ornamental.

Early History of the Scarf family


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Scarf Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Scarf, Scarfe, Scarff, Scarffe, Scharf and others.

Early Notables of the Scarf family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Scarf family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Scarf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Christian Scarf, aged 50, who landed in America, in 1895

Scarf Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Scarf, aged 36, who landed in America from Bromwich, in 1904
  • Bridget Scarf, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Smithstown, Ireland, in 1910
  • Joseph Scarf, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Bawnall, Ireland, in 1911
  • Nellie Scarf, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • Kate Ellen Scarf, aged 66, who settled in America from London, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scarf Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mr. William Scarf, (b. 1858), aged Infant, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mr. William Scarf, (b. 1832), aged 26, English labourer from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Jane Scarf, (b. 1835), aged 23, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Mrs. Letitia Scarf, (b. 1837), aged 21, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Miss Letitia Scarf, (b. 1855), aged 3, English settler from Suffolk travelling from London aboard the ship "Strathallan" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st January 1859 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Scarf (post 1700)


  • Herbert Eli Scarf (1930-2015), American economist and Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University
  • Squadron Leader Arthur Stewart King Scarf VC (1913-1941), English recipient of the Victoria Cross [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    World War 2 Awards.com - SCARF, Arthur. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Arthur Scarf. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/147
  • Eddie Scarf (1908-1980), Australian Olympic bronze medalist wrestler at the 1932 Summer Olympics
  • Peter Scarf (b. 1980), Australian actor, writer and film director

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Citations


  1. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  2. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - SCARF, Arthur. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Arthur Scarf. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/147


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