When John Arthur Osker Scriver was born on 26 November 1895, in Orangeville, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada, his father, Jacob Scriver, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Whaley, was 25. He married Catharine Isabella Convery on 24 September 1915, in Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1911.
Americanized form of Dutch Schryver , Schrijver ‘the scribe’, from Middle Dutch scrivere ‘scribe, clerk’. Compare English Scriven , German Schreiber .
English: variant of Scrivener . This form of the surname is now rare in Britain.