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Cleaves Family History

Cleaves Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cleaves in Devon (see Cleve).

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

Similar surnames: Cleaver, Cleve, Neaves, Chaves, Greaves, Lavers, Gleaves, Gleave

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Where is the Cleaves family from?

You can see how Cleaves families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cleaves family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cleaves families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Cleaves families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Cleaves's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cleaves families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cleaves surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cleaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cleaves. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Cleaves. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cleaves 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cleaves. 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 Cleaves. For the veterans among your Cleaves ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cleaves lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Cleaves life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cleaves in 1945 was 26, and 79 in 2004.

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