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Scarf Early Origins



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.

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Scarf Spelling Variations


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Scarf Spelling Variations



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

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Scarf Early History


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Scarf Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Scarf research. Another 275 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1260 and 1275 are included under the topic Early Scarf History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Scarf Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scarf Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scarf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarf (post 1700)


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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
  • 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Scarf Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarf Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 November 2015 at 09:04.

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