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Scarfe Early Origins



The surname Scarfe was first found in Yorkshire, where the name first appeared in the 13th century. The name Scarfe 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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Scarfe Spelling Variations


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Scarfe Spelling Variations



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

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Scarfe Early History


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Scarfe Early History



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

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Scarfe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scarfe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scarfe 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:

Scarfe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Moses Scarfe, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Scarfe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S. Scarfe, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Ernest Scarfe, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Norman Scarfe, aged 28, who settled in America from London, in 1896

Scarfe Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wm. Scarfe, aged 51, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1904
  • William Scarfe, aged 36, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1907
  • Florence R. Scarfe, aged 22, who landed in America from Pudsey, England, in 1913
  • Francesco Scarfe, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Salvatore Scarfe, aged 17, who landed in America, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scarfe Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gordon Scarfe, aged 33, who emigrated to Brantford, Canada, in 1914
  • Helen Scarfe, aged 25, who settled in Brantford, Canada, in 1914

Scarfe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Scarfe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Competitor" in 1848
  • Harriet Scarfe, aged 29, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • William Scarfe, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • James Scarfe, aged 63, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • Ann Scarfe, aged 34, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarfe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarfe (post 1700)



  • Alan Scarfe (b. 1950), English-born, American bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
  • Francis Scarfe (1911-1986), English poet, critic and novelist
  • Gerald Scarfe CBE, RDI (b. 1936), English cartoonist and illustrator, editorial cartoonist for The Sunday Times and illustrator for The New Yorker, known as the illustrator of the Pink Floyd album cover The Wall
  • Wendy Elizabeth Scarfe (b. 1933), Australian novelist, biographer and poet
  • Jonathan Scarfe (b. 1975), Canadian actor of film and television
  • George Scarfe, Australian businessman who lent his name to Harris Scarfe Department Stores, a mid-range chain of department stores founded in Adelaide
  • Alan Scarfe (b. 1946), British-born Genie Award winning Canadian actor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Scarfe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarfe 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 29 April 2014 at 08:38.

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