Clift Family History

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Clift Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived by a crevice in rock, from Middle English clift ‘cleft’. probably a variant of Cliff.

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


Similar surnames: Cliff, Luft, Clint, Clifft, Croft, Flint, Vliet, Aliff, Crist, Califf

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Clift Family Origin

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Clift Family Occupations

What did your Clift ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    4%

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

Clift Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Clift Life Expectancy

What is the average Clift lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Clift life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Clift in 1948 was 36, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Clift

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Clift 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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