Cleve Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous minor places, for example in Devon, Gloucestershire, and Oxfordshire, named Cleeve or Cleve ‘(place) at the cliff’, from the dative case clife of Old English clif ‘slope’, ‘cliff’. Compare Cliff. Americanized spelling of Kleve.

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


Similar surnames: Clive, Kleve, Clee, Cleven, Clare, Lever, Cove, Cave, Love, Clyne

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Cleve Family Origin

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Cleve Family Occupations

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  • Son

    67%
  • Farmer

    33%

In 1881, the most common Cleve occupation in Canada was Son. 67% of Cleve's were Sons. Son and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cleve.

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Cleve Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Cleve life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Cleve in 1957 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cleve

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