The official SCHERF Coat of Arms
stems from the 16th Century in Europe. It consists of three dark
horizontal stripes on light background. The SCHERF family has been
around for many hundreds of years and it was first found in Austria
where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable
families of the region.
From Central Europe the family has
spread around the world. Presently, larger SCHERF family
settlements can be found in Europe, in Australia and the U.S. Current
estimates put the number of all direct SCHERF family descendents at
just above 3,000 worldwide.
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic); from Middle High German.
Habitational name from places in the Rhineland named Scherf,
or from Scherfede near Warburg. (Notes: The word "Ashkenazic"
is derived from the Hebrew word for Germany.
Ashkenazic Jews are the Jews of France,
Germany, and Eastern Europe.)
One source to purchase "Scherf"
history-related souvenirs is