Scarfi and Scarfì are quite rare and typical of the Messina with a strain perhaps secondary in Syracuse, Scarfo is much rarer and is typical of southern Calabria, Scarfò is the most widespread and is specific to Reggino, may derive from the Cypriot toponym Scarfos, A very old village. Additions provided by Giovanni Vezzelli Scarfì is Sicilian and Calabrian surname, should derive from the Grico of Salento ' skarfì ' = Fuscello. Rohlfs 170.
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