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Clever Family History

Clever Name Meaning

Respelling of German and Norwegian Klever.

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

Similar surnames: Cleven, Klever, Cliver, Cleaver, Kleven, Kluever, Grever, Clower

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Where is the Clever family from?

You can see how Clever families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Clever family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Clever families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Clever families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Clever's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Clever families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Clever surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Clever ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Clever. 67% of Clever men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Butcher
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Clever. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Clever 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 924 immigration records available for the last name Clever. 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 Clever. For the veterans among your Clever ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Clever lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Clever life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Clever in 1952 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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