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Scarffe Early Origins



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


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Scarffe Spelling Variations



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

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Scarffe Early History


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Scarffe Early History



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

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Scarffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Scarffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Scarffe 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 or some of its variants were: Charles Scharf, who arrived in New York in 1834; as well as George Scharf, who arrived in Allegany County in 1844.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarffe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Scarffe (post 1700)



  • Darren Scarffe, British former assistant coach for the Union Mills F. C. in the parish of Braddan on the Isle of Man

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Scarffe Family Crest Products


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Scarffe Family Crest Products




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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Scarffe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Scarffe 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 23 April 2015 at 04:30.

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