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Califf Family History

Califf Name Meaning

English: probably a variant of English Calf(e), a nickname from Middle English calf ‘calf’.

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


Similar surnames: Aliff, Cliff, Clift, Calef, Elliff, Iliff, Ratliff, Bailiff, Calico

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Where is the Califf family from?

You can see how Califf families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Califf family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Califf families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Califf family living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Califf's in Canada. Ontario and 1 other province had the highest population of Califf families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Califf surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Califf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Califf. 16% of Califf men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Califf women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Califf were Clerk and New Worker. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    43%
  • Attendant
    29%
  • New Worker
    29%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Califf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Califf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 244 immigration records available for the last name Califf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Califf. For the veterans among your Califf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Califf lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Califf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Califf in 1954 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

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