Fife Family History

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Fife Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from the former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

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

Similar surnames: Fitz, Rise, Lile, Fyfe, Fuse, Figg, Pipe, Xie, Tite, Wire

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Fife Family Origin

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Fife Family Occupations

What did your Fife ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fife. 13% of Fife men worked as a Farmer and 6% of Fife women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fife were Truck Driver and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Waitress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Fife Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Fife. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fife 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Fife. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Fife. For the veterans among your Fife ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fife Life Expectancy

What is the average Fife lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fife life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fife in 1944 was 31, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fife 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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