Cunliffe Family History

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Cunliffe Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire, near Rishton, recorded in 1246 as Kunteclive, from Old English cunte ‘cunt’ + clif ‘slope’, i.e. ‘slope with a slit or crack in it’.

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

Similar surnames: Cliff, Sutcliffe, Clive, Cullimore, Iliff, Cutlip, Carlisle, Cuff

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Cunliffe Family Origin

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Cunliffe Family Occupations

What did your Cunliffe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cunliffe family was Laborer. The most common Cunliffe occupation in the USA was Machinist. 9% of Cunliffe's were Machinists. Machinist, Barber and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cunliffe.

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  • Machinist

  • Barber

  • Farmer

  • Laborer


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

Cunliffe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Cunliffe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cunliffe 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Cunliffe. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Cunliffe. For the veterans among your Cunliffe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cunliffe Life Expectancy

What is the average Cunliffe lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cunliffe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cunliffe in 1955 was 41, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cunliffe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cunliffe 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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