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Scarff Early Origins



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


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Scarff Spelling Variations



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

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Scarff Early History


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Scarff Early History



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

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Scarff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scarff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scarff 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:

Scarff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Scarff, aged 27, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1899

Scarff Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. William G. Scarff, aged 40, who emigrated to New York, in 1905
  • William G. Scarff, aged 44, who settled in New York, in 1905
  • Frederick Scarff, aged 36, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, Ireland, in 1921
  • James C. Scarff, aged 45, who settled in South Charleston, Ohio, in 1921
  • George Scarff, aged 52, who emigrated to America from Stanley, England, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Scarff Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Harold A. Scarff, aged 21, who emigrated to Windsor, Canada, in 1922
  • Louise Scarff, aged 42, who emigrated to Windsor, Canada, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarff (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarff (post 1700)



  • Clark Steven Scarff (b. 1948), former Australian cricketer who played four first-class matches for Western Australia
  • Warrant Officer (Gunner) F. W. Scarff, British officer of the Admiralty Air Department, inventor of the Scarff ring, a type of machine gun mounting for aircraft

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    The Scarff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarff 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 17 March 2014 at 20:35.

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