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Aliff Name Meaning

English: variant of Ayliff(e), which is from a Middle English personal name. In most cases, this is Old Norse Eilífr ‘eternal life’, but it could also have absorbed the female name Ayleve (Old English Æ{dh}elgifu ‘noble gift’). It could also have absorbed a truncated form of Irish McAuliffe.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Iliff, Elliff, Cliff, Oliff, Califf, Alff, Acuff, Griff, Alix, Luff

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Where is the Aliff family from?

You can see how Aliff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Aliff family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Aliff families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Aliff families living in Virginia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Aliff's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Aliff families in 1840.
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What did your Aliff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Aliff. 30% of Aliff men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Aliff women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Aliff were Salesman and Packer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Coal Loader
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Aliff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Aliff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 144 immigration records available for the last name Aliff. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Aliff. For the veterans among your Aliff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Aliff lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Aliff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Aliff in 1950 was 19, and 69 in 2004.

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