Cleven Family History

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Cleven Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: habitational name from Kleve in North Rhine-Westphalia. Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleven.

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


Similar surnames: Leven, Kleven, Cleve, Clasen, Steven, Cleek, Kleve, Clever, Cleaver

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Cleven Family Origin

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Cleven Family Occupations

What did your Cleven ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cleven family was Laborer. Farmer and Fisherman were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cleven. The most common Cleven occupation in the USA was Farmer. 71% of Cleven's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    71%
  • Fisherman

    14%
  • Laborer

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cleven ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cleven Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cleven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cleven census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cleven. 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 Card

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

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Cleven Life Expectancy

What is the average Cleven lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cleven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Cleven in 1962 was 57, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cleven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cleven ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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