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  • Schamasch Aberle Schiff zum Goldstein (b. - 1715)
    Abraham Aberle SCHIFF: b. ? - d. 2 June 1715, Frankfurt am Main Valuable details gleaned courtesy of the following website: DigiBaeck Search Results | Leo Baeck Institute Ele Toldot ([Burial reco...
  • Abraham Moses Schiff (1786 - 1850)
    Name: Abraham Moses Schiff Gender: Male Age: 46 Birth Date: 25 Aug 1786 Marital Status: Single Marriage Date: 31 Mrz 1833 (31 Mar 1833) Marriage Place: Frankfurt (Main), Hessen-Nassau,...
  • Adam Schiff, U.S. Congress
    Adam Schiff, a Representative from California; born in Framingham, Norfolk County, Mass., June 22, 1960; B.A., Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., 1982; J.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.,...
  • Adele Gertrude Schiff (1880 - 1932)

About the Schiff surname

The Schiff family is of Austrian origin.

Leopold Schiff married Johanna, and gave birth to Carl Gottlieb Samuele Schiff (1838-1905). They lived in the USA.

Carl Schiff married Mary Ballard Burch (1861-1922). They had many children. Around the time of the First World War, German-sounding names were unpopular, so the family changed its name to Schiff-Burch, then Burch Schiiff, then Burch, dropping Schiff entirely within a couple of generations.

My Schiff family tree eminates from Russia where the surname was Schiffmanovitch. —Paul Schiff

I believe Carl was named after his grandfather Samuel Schiff of Mannheim. The family were Jewish. My mother is a member of this family. Frank Gent, Crediton, Devon - and Trieste.