Cleaves Family History

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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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Cleaves Family Origin

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Cleaves Family Occupations

What did your Cleaves ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cleaves. 23% of Cleaves men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
  • Bench Hand
  • Dyer
  • Farm Help

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cook

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

Cleaves Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cleaves Life Expectancy

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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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