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Cleveland Name Meaning

English: regional name from the district around Middlesbrough named Cleveland ‘the land of the cliffs’, from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank’, ‘slope’ + land ‘land’. See also Cleaveland. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif ‘rocky ascent’ or klefi ‘closet’ (an allusion to a hollow land formation) + land ‘land’.

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

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Cleveland Family Origin

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Cleveland Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Cleveland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Cleveland's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cleveland. A less common occupation for the Cleveland family was Farm Laborer.

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