From Oxford University Press "American Family Name Origins"
Sclafani Italian (Sicily): habitational name from a place so called in the Palermo region, probably from Latin scaphula ‘little boat’, ‘skiff’.
Kemler Altered spelling of German Kemmler or Kämmler, occupational name for a comb maker or a wool comber, from Middle High German kamb(e) ‘comb’ + the agent suffix -(l)er.
Combing of wool is done after shearing the wool off the sheep.
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