Cliff Family History

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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

What did your Cliff ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Laborer

    3%

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

Cliff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cliff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cliff 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 Cliff. 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 Cliff. For the veterans among your Cliff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cliff Life Expectancy

What is the average Cliff lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cliff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cliff 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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