Oliff Family History

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Oliff Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Óleifr, a variant of Ólafr ‘Olaf’ (see Olsen). The name was always common in Scandinavia, and became popular also in northern Scotland and Ireland, which received Scandinavian colonists at an early date.

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


Similar surnames: Aliff, Iliff, Cliff, Elliff, Topliff, Griff, Luff, Olliff, Olin, Liff

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Oliff Family Origin

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Oliff Family Occupations

What did your Oliff ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Farming

    23%
  • Keeping House

    23%
  • Farm Laborer

    15%

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

Oliff Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Oliff Life Expectancy

What is the average Oliff lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Oliff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Oliff in 1962 was 58, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oliff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oliff 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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