Cliff Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘bank’, ‘cliff’, or a topographic name from the same word. The Old English word was used not only in the sense of modern English cliff but also of much gentler slopes and frequently also of a riverbank.

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


Similar surnames: Aliff, Clive, Oliff, Iliff, Clift, Clint, Griff, Califf, Cuff, Elliff

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Cliff Family Origin

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Cliff Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Cliff occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Cliff's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cliff. A less common occupation for the Cliff family was Laborer.

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Cliff Historical Records

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Cliff Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Cliff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Cliff in 1954 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cliff

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